The criticisms of the supermax prisons are: Deprivation of medical facilities to the inmates as well as the criteria for an accused to inflict which strongly violates the inmates' personal lives. The inmates tend to suffer from mental imbalances as they are being locked away in isolation. According to John (2013), "Solitary confinement as it currently exists in modern supermax prisons is a practice with some serious flaws" (para. 1). Many prisoners that suffer from mental illness are sent to supermax prisons.
Asylums were arguably the most widespread and controversial establishment for disabled people. Provided that there was an extreme lack of knowledge on disabilities in general, asylums each had their own methods of diagnosing and types of treatments. These treatments ranged from kind attention to horrible mistreatment (Victorian Era Asylums). As investigations of asylums increased, reports more commonly included details describing patients receiving cruel treatment and sometimes even starvation (Victorian Era Asylum and Workhouses). Additionally, they shed light on their extreme overcrowding, which led to many other problems (Hulonce).
Due to their poor pay, they would live in cramped and humid houses making them extremely vulnerable to diseases like pneumonia. At that time, that disease would be fatal. They were living in an endless cycle of poverty whilst aristocrats where enjoying their lavish lifestyles by doing little work that was as hard as the peasants. This mix of terrible living conditions and difference in lifestyle in Russia could have caused civil unrest and would make it hard to
Over a century ago in 1875 the construction began in what is now known as the Yuma Territorial Prison. Known to be one of many of Yuma’s historical artifacts the Territorial Prison was in operation for thirty three years, holding up to 3,069 prisoners and obtaining its first prisoner on July 1, 1876. Although the Yuma Territorial Prison was viewed as having a bad reputation, it actually treated the inmates fairly well. The prison maintained rules which were enforced and followed by the inmates. The way they lived within the prison and sadly the way some died while incarcerated there at the prison.
Prisons in the 1971 were a truly horrific place. Not only were criminals being punished by incarceration but they were being day in and day out by cruelty of the prison staff. This corrupt system of retribution became evident to a man named Philip G. Zimbardo. Zimbardo’s initial aim of the Stanford Prison experiment was to determine if it was the environment or if it was the conflicting personalities between guards and criminals that brought about the brutality in prisons. The experiment developed into something more abstract.
During Stalins reign (1879-1953) the citizens of Russia were subjected to insane poverty, hunger and distress. They had a constant threat of getting thrown into the Gulag if they spoke against Stalins way. During our discussion a very good point was raised about how Russia itself was almost like a Gulag. The citizens were not allowed to speak their own opinion in fear of being
Imagine being locked away underground, in a room with no window, no source of sunlight, neglected from any source of human contact; it is a terrifying thought, is it not? Now, imagine living in such a manner for days, months, years to decades, this is the haunting reality for numerous prison inmates that are subjected to solitary confinement. Solitary confinement is the act of isolating people in closed cells for 22-24 hours a day, restricted from human contact, for periods of time ranging from days to decades (Solitary Watch, 2012). There are beyond 80,000 men, women, and children imposed to solitary confinement in prisons throughout the United States (American friends service committee, 2010). The negative effects on prison inmates due to solitary confinement are: psychological harm, physical harm, and a greater harm on the individuals in their communities and themselves after they are released.
The book Oh What a Slaughter, written by Larry McMurtry is one of the written documents that explains the true stories of the West most terrible massacres that ever happened in the past. The book entails the mountain meadow massacre that happened back in the year 1857. During this massacre, Mormons who are the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of the later day of the saints engage in the killing of innocent people. The Mormons
The consequences of the Salem witch trials were very heavy. The aftermath of the trials laid a burden on the people of Salem. Many people were stuck in jail because they could not pay to get out. Those who were convicted of witchcraft their land was taken often leaving their families poor and homeless. Houses and fields were left unattended during the trials, and crop failure was a result of the neglect.
Unfair Treatment of Prisoners Hundreds of thousands of prisoners are provoked and bullied by prison guards everyday. They are treated like dirt, with no chance of being rehabilitated, which was the reason they went to prison. Prisoners are mistreated inside prisons. Prisoners are treated unfairly in the case of Mexico’s maximum security prison. An 11 page letter signed by notorious criminals like El Chapo Guzman and Edgar Valdez Villarreal and many others shows that there were many things that were unfair inside the prison.