With all of the information given, it is clear that feeding the prisoners such a diet is inhumane. Surprisingly, the inhumanity of the high soy diet goes against the Constitution and previous court rulings. To be brief, the courts in the United States have continuously ruled that inmates have the right to a healthy and nutritious diet (Morell). With all of the facts that continue to come to the surface about soy, it is appallingly clear that a high soy diet is not nutritious nor sustaining. Rather, it is damaging and debilitating. In addition, the eighth amendment to the Constitution says that “ [to prisoners] nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted” (“The 8th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution”). Indeed, the diet the prisoners in the Danville Correctional Center are given qualifies as a cruel and unusual punishment, for how many other prisons offer the cheapest, easiest, most damaging, …show more content…
However, this solution can be approached from several different angles. The first option is to only allow organic, non GMO soy to be incorporated into the diet. Since the main threat soy poses is from being tampered with on an atomic level, removing this obstacle, might aid the men exponentially. Once the GMO soy is out of the equation, soy becomes less of a cheap filler and more of a sustaining nutrient. Clearly, this option contains everything the Danville Correctional Center needs, nutritious food and cheap ingredients, right? No. Regrettably, non genetically modified soy still has side effects. Because of the phytic acid and the MSG that is formed when processed, soy remains unhealthy. Subsequently, several different forms of cancer, even when the soybean plant is organic, have been the product of over consuming soy. As a result, this solution must be eliminated as a viable option, but undoubtedly there are more solutions to
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This year’s StayClassy fundraising initiative was record-setting. The State Fundraising initiative was able to raise $111,211 surpassing its goal and breaking records. This was primarily due to matching grants and strong dedication from JSA student leaders. It was a grassroots effort with many individual contributions under $50. Next year, I hope to further improve the State Fundraising initiative on StayClassy and set new records.
The Supreme Court ordered that such “deliberate indifference” to an inmate 's “serious medical needs” was a violation of that inmate 's Eighth Amendment right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment. This case guaranteed three basic rights: the right to access to care, the right to care that is ordered, and the right to professional medical judgment.
In the United States today, a large part of the average person’s life is food. Each individual consumes nearly one ton of food each year, but never knows what they are truly putting into their body. Upton Sinclair’s novel, The Jungle, was one of the earliest works that provided people an insight to the production of their food. The novel was originally written to show the mistreatment of the workers, typically immigrants, but instead resulted in the passing of the Pure Food Act of 1906. The movie, Food Inc. provides today’s people the same insight that The Jungle gave the people in 1906.
On 02/02/17, Mr. Plaches submitted to a random drug screen with Probation. On 02/09/17, Mr. Plaches 's drug screen returned positive for Cocaine. On 02/16/17, Mr. Places was given an instant drug screen. The test returned positive for Cocaine. On 02/16/17, Mr. Places admitted to using cocaine on 02/01/17, 02/08/17 and
In your grievance filed at Manzanita Unit, you claim you are being denied access to a computer to review your legal CD’s. Your resolution is to have access to a computer. Your grievance appeal has been reviewed at Central Office and the Warden 's response is affirmed. The Manzanita Administration has investigated your issue and determined that you were provided an opportunity to view the CD containing legal material. The Manzanita Administration has confirmed that every effort is being made for inmates to be able to address their legal needs.
Sonora’s girls’ golf defeated Bret Harte 199-219 Tuesday afternoon at Mountain Springs Golf Club. Megan Popovich earned medalist honors for the ’Cats with a 41 on a par 36. Hannah Ellsworth led the Bullfrogs with a 42. Amanda Mena shot a 48 for Sonora, while teammates Emma Peller shot a 53 and Shelby Fame shot a 57. Nicole Ayala and Jesse Thompson each shot a 58 for Bret Harte.
The morning or 2-2-16, Laquez was washing clothes, and he used all of the detergent. The mother (Tyronda) threw a beer bottle and hit him on his right shoulder; his should is sore (no mark seen). Tyronda threatened him with a hammer and knife. She called the police, and the police went to remove Laquez for his protection. Tyronda verbally stated that she hope he got run over by a vehicle.
In sunny California there is a town called Yutter. The dearth of water has caused the soil to be very dry and infertile and so the farmers cannot grow crops, impacting the economy in Yutter, changing it for the worst. The town of Yutter has a deal with the farmers and the water supply company for the town so that they can have more water than other citizens per square acre of land, in order to keep the new seeds alive before they shrivel up and the plants die. Paul Jump, Yutter’s main farmer, much to his chagrin, asked the mayor at the town meeting for water, saying “I can grow food for my pigs with the money I made off of my crops if I have two thousand more gallons a week!” The mayor ignores his request and the audience of the meeting starts to become obstreperous as they walk up to Paul Jump with screams of invective.
The Eighth Amendment of the Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, stating “excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” Although the Eighth Amendment is typically used in relation to the discussion of the death penalty or the evaluation of a long prison sentence for a nonviolent crime, in 2011 the Supreme Court used the cruel and unusual punishment portion of the amendment to assess Brown v. Plata, a case which determined whether or not the Eighth Amendment protection is violated if prisoners are deprived of basic sustenance. In the case of Brown v. Plata, 46,000 prisoners were to be released from a federal correction facility as a result of unprecedented overcrowding within a
Florida is surrounded by water on three of its four sides, creating a multitude of locations one can visit. When thinking about Florida, the first thoughts that come to mind are Disney World, the beautiful beaches, and the blistering heat. However, there happens to be a spectacular little town located in West Central Florida that many people, including Floridians, probably haven 't heard much about.
When the world thinks of America, many think about our famous football or our beautiful statue of liberty. When really America stands for equality and hope. Charles B. Rangel once said, “The promise of the American Dream requires that we are all provided an equal opportunity to participate and contribute to our nation.” I believe that if one will risk their life to come live the American dream and try to help their family, they deserve to be in the home of the free. I agree with the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents policy, also known as DAPA.
The Cruel and Unusual Punishment clause is the most imperative and controversial section of the 8th Amendment. In some ways, the clause is very mysterious. What does it mean for a punishment to be “cruel and unusual”? How do we measure punishment’s cruelty? And if a punishment is cruel, why should we care if it’s “unusual”?
In the article, “The Pleasures of Eating”, author Wendell Berry shares his knowledge of the food industry and discusses the act of eating as part of the agricultural process. Berry asks deep questions in his article that will make the readers question what they are putting into their homes and into their bodies. Most Americans, according to Berry, can be categorized as passive consumers that are basically allowing food industrialist to brainwash them by means of advertisement. He argues ,“They pay, mostly without protest, what they are charged” implying that the consumers do not even question what additional cost, such as transportation, might have added to the product .The article provides an interesting perspective on consuming food and Berry shares multiple ways that the passive consumer can become more educated on food.
When I out grew my Shetland pony, my mother and I decided it was time to start looking for a horse for me to continue my riding career on. We had no idea at that time, that horse would be a starving, broke to only the basics, and a recent failure of a pre-purchase veterinarian exam, due to an injury to his fetlock. When we went to meet Hank, who was eventually renamed to Juble, I knew immediately that he was the horse for me, my mom wasn’t as convinced. Much like myself, my mom has a huge heart for animals, especially the ones in harmful environments, which means after minimal begging, she agreed to purchase Juble. This began the long process of helping him put on more weight, helping his swollen fetlock heal, and gaining his trust.
It is not a case of GMOs not accomplishing what they were designed for it is a dilemma where people are now consuming more, and on top of that ingesting more of the detrimental items since it is in such high demand for their inexpensiveness and “quality”. In addition, “very little testing has been done on GM foods since genetic engineering is a new field, and long-term results are unclear,”(UC Santa Cruz). When reading this people may not even ponder what this could indicate in terms of their