The Pros And Cons Of Jail Inmates

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I've grown up with the concept that police are not always the all-American, friendly ideal who want nothing more than for every "good" citizen to be safe. As young as in third grade I remember hearing from my father, a public defense attorney, about how police often target black and Hispanic male youth. Not only that, but jail inmates are kept in questionable conditions and sometimes subjected to horrific abuse. One inmate's case gained public attention when he posted an anti-police statement on Facebook and was subsequently arrested. While this man was in jail for another alleged crime, an angry guard allowed several other inmates into the inmate's cell to brutalize him. He was beaten so badly he had to be hospitalized.

Because of the many

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