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"Cruel and Unusual" - Phil's Rambling Rants
October 7th, 2007
10:35 pm

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"Cruel and Unusual"

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From:jerusha
Date:October 8th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC)
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One of the concerns with the new Supermax prisons (constant lockdown/solitary confinement) is that the extreme limitation on human contact can trigger psychotic breaks. (It's probably akin to the result of sensory deprivation, but slower because it's incomplete.) Punish, yes, but how is justice or society served by driving the inmates crazy?
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