Solitary confinement is a place where prisoners who’ve committed devastating crimes are put in isolation for 22 to 24 hours a day. It is considered humane by some people as it not only protects other prisoners from that person but also gives the prisoner time to ponder upon himself. However, there is a growing human rights movement in some parts of the world against solitary confinement as they believe this torturing gives birth to everlasting
“Over time it destroys them psychologically and brings outrage and sadism and violence and brutality”(Schmalleger & Smykla, 2015). If my state was planning on opening up a supermax prison, I would present them with the ways inmates can earn their way out is by self-control, following the direction of the staff, and participate in work-study programs as well as educational programs. Although “supermax prisons subject inmates to extreme isolation and sensory deprivation for extended periods of time, the main goal and focus are to teach them how to obey the laws of the facility and have respect for the staff and other inmates”(Schmalleger & Smykla, 2015). In order to released from supermax inmates will have to go under monitoring to ensure that they have gain control of their behaviors
Constructive speech Today My partner and I will be talking about if solitary confinement is cruel and unusual punishment. I am the opposition on this subject so we think that it is not a cruel and unusual punishment. The definition of solitary confinement is a form of imprisonment where an inmate is concealed from all human contact except the guard that takes care of you, but you have some time to walk around in a bigger room then your cell for exercise. The eighth amendment defines cruel and unusual punishment as torture and death by hanging or other murderous death sentences like in England how they had the guillotine and if you did something bad then they would cut your head off, Also pillory from medieval times, and being disemboweled
The Treason Clause complicates both liberal and conservative positions. Firstly, the Treason Clause explicitly states that individuals are capable of engaging in warlike actions against it; secondly, the Treason Clause again states exactly the opposite persons who levy war against the United States are entitled to specific procedural protections (The Forgotten Constitutional Law of Treason, 2006). Basically, Whoever is subjected to treason prosecution under the constitutional law must be tried in an open civilian court and may not be detained by the military as an enemy. The Treason Clause was important since both counties viewed people subjected to the laws of treason were entitled to a fair trial at a criminal court. People who weren’t were treated as enemies of the state and were subjected to military authority.
Many politicians, unfortunately, like to criticize a facility and automatically change the organization without knowing what’s going on. That being said, the second way life staff, supervisors and administrators could work together with politicians is by allowing them to enter the facility so they could evaluate the organization since they no way in knowing the functions by just looking at data or paperwork (Stojkovic, Kalinich and Klofas, 2008). They’ll ask for a tour throughout the prison and attempt to provide the ones in charge with advice. It’s crucial to not ignore every request, but at the same time, allow them to manipulate anyone with high authority in the facility. That last and final way politicians could play out towards the life staff, supervisors and administrators is with their expectations.
Brennan (1994) by it specifically setting an example that a prison official or guard is not reliable for any harm caused to an inmate by others unless it is proven that “the official knows of and disregards an excessive risk of harm to an inmate” (delCarmen, Ritter, & Witt, 2005, p. 115). A downfall could involve the defense arguing that the prison guards were informed only of concerns related to hazing and that the behavior is usual towards new inmates who enter the institution. They also can cite that there was no previous occurrence reported or accounted for by inmates. With a situation as such never happening due to past rituals of inmates entering prison, using the assumption of the prison guards not having any knowledge the inmate suffering from the assaults and abuse can be used against him in the case as
The ethical dilemma identified where not only I just treatment of inmates but also the ability of institutional privilege to remove rights and access to press with little rebottle. After years of legal pursuits the system was forced to acknowledge the rights of inmates and the public’s access to knowledge. Though on a larger scale the issue of inhuman treatment of inmates has not been resolved the exposure has officials thinking different. The passing of bills are now allowing more access and rights to the inmates and press. Ensuring that the victims are not being silenced by an instructions is the result of the thickly dilemma.
MacIntyre without any evidence made Marshall the main suspect and accepted only evidence that supported that theory. MacIntyre also failed to locate the two men Marshall described in his testimony and the police failed to use investigative facilities and services made available by the RCMP. The police failed to record the eyewitness testimonies. Reports were made that provided evidence of Marshall’s innocence but the officer who it was reported to failed to bring it forward to the Crown and defence counsel’s attention. The Crown Prosecutor failed to interview the key eyewitnesses.
However, many others believe that because of the severity of the seclusion the cons can perceived as cruel and unusual punishment. There are many assumptions made regarding the benefits of Super Max facilities and can be described as offering a closure to victims, family members of victims and society in general. The criminals housed in these facilities will never be released back to society. Also, because these facilities are exceedingly secured this offers for no chance of escape. In the article what’s life like in Supermax prison?
The Simply Psychology website on this experiment stated that Zimbardo’s volunteer guards, most of which admitted to enjoying the role of authority, harassed, beat, and taunted the prisoners. The conclusion of the experiment is that people will conform to their social roles without even acknowledging the conformity or second guessing the morality of the role. One can compare Zimbardo’s experiment to the ordinary men in the Battalion 101 because the men were given power from the authority. Browning states that “Even if the consequences of disobedience would not have been so dire, the men who complied could not have known that at the time. They sincerely thought that they had had no choice when faced with orders to kill.
In the background check they need to check mental stability, prior criminal history, and overall personal information about the individual. In some instances there are guards who feel like they have the power diven and let all that suppose "power" go to their head, and they feel as if they could do anything and everything without no repercussions happening to them. In an experiment conducted by Philip G. Zimbardo and a team of researchers called the Stanford Prison Experiment using college student they randomly selected those who were the guards and those who were the prisoners. During the experiment the guards took to a progressively sadistic personality especially at night when the cameras were turned off. As the experiment got more and more out of hand it led to a riot broke out within two days of the experiment.
Above all, surveillance should not be taken without the knowledge of a citizen. Robert Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker, reports that the government has access to see everything citizens are doing, but they claim they do not have this privilege (Cartoon Surveillance). There is no need for the government to see the domestic actions of citizens, especially without their knowledge. ACLU claims people with no suspicion are under surveillance while they are doing nothing wrong. Citizens do not know they are being watched because there is no probable cause for them to be watched (NSA’s Surveillance).
The Cuban Government does not acknowledge that its tourism institutions are involved in the sexual trafficking of children; it does not acknowledge that it participates in forced labor trafficking. The Cuban Government does not acknowledge a human trafficking problem, but does acknowledge the existence of prostitution. The Government carries no public awareness to warn of