Mental Trauma In Jail Criminals

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Defendant’s physical well-being is often ignored as noted in the above case, but their mental well-being is ignored as well. Jail inmates are often traumatized due to the treatment they undergo while incarcerated. Kalief Browder is just one example of an inmate who while awating trial was place in solitary confinement. Browder endured over 700 hundred days in solitary ultimately causing his mental health to severely decline (Gonnerman, 2014). The physical and mental trauma that inmates experience before they even undergo trial or receive plea deals demonstrates how the process of entering the criminal justice system is punishment itself.
Offenders experience punishment numerous times throughout the process of the criminal justice system. A

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