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Do you think solitary confinement is necessary ?
Posted 8/31/15
Do you think solitary confinement is necessary ? , to me its really not.
I went to art all night in NJ this summer and there was a confinement cell
and i stepped inside and it felt like hell.

my question to you is do you think its necessary??
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this is what it would be like :
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this is what it would be like :


Until you get chosen to be a brave.
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I think it qualifies as cruel and unusual punishment.
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I think it is alright. I don't consider it to be cruel or unusual unless a person is left there for too long.
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Putting an animal in a cage or pin like the zoo shortens their life span I am sure putting human in solitary has no rehabilitation characteristics at all if anything its going to make the person become more mental
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Morbidhanson wrote:

I think it is alright. I don't consider it to be cruel or unusual unless a person is left there for too long.


It's not much of a punishment if they know they'll be out of there soon enough but then there are some people that can't last even for a minute so.. i'm not sure how i feel about that.
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Ask yourself: What did the person do to receive solitary confinement?

I have little to no sympathy for violent criminals.
It would be nice if Penal Colonies were still an option.
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geauxtigers1989 wrote:

I think it qualifies as cruel and unusual punishment.


I don't thinks it's cruel and unusual, definitely cruel, but not unusual. Its only stripping you of a few more of the rights you have as a prisoner of the state and for a dedicated period; you don't go in not knowing when or even if you'll come out. But it's not like a POW situation where you can be subject to torture and/or other interrogation methods in-between (which IS cruel and unusual, but then again you're not dealing with prisoners of the state), you are chosen simply to wait. Just like throwing children into a timeout corner: its often not comfortable, and it seems unfair, but you know you'll eventually get to leave regardless of whether or not you've repented for your actions. Its just that grown adults require a more "concrete" corner to tuck their noses in
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Dariamus wrote:

Ask yourself: What did the person do to receive solitary confinement?

I have little to no sympathy for violent criminals.
It would be nice if Penal Colonies were still an option.


It is irrelevant what someone did that got them into solitary confinement.
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Dariamus wrote:

Ask yourself: What did the person do to receive solitary confinement?

I have little to no sympathy for violent criminals.
It would be nice if Penal Colonies were still an option.


Good question at least to me.
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superflydanfry wrote:


geauxtigers1989 wrote:

I think it qualifies as cruel and unusual punishment.


I don't thinks it's cruel and unusual, definitely cruel, but not unusual. Its only stripping you of a few more of the rights you have as a prisoner of the state and for a dedicated period; you don't go in not knowing when or even if you'll come out. But it's not like a POW situation where you can be subject to torture and/or other interrogation methods in-between (which IS cruel and unusual, but then again you're not dealing with prisoners of the state), you are chosen simply to wait. Just like throwing children into a timeout corner: its often not comfortable, and it seems unfair, but you know you'll eventually get to leave regardless of whether or not you've repented for your actions. Its just that grown adults require a more "concrete" corner to tuck their noses in


Solitary confinement is not time out. It's not a five minute sit in a corner. Doctors who have studied people who have been subjected to solitary confinement have found that they suffer for decades after their sentence. Suffer isn't a loaded word. Do a simple google search, you'll find loads of research saying it is torture.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/criminal-justice/locked-up-in-america/what-does-solitary-confinement-do-to-your-mind/

There is zero beneficial effects of solitary confinement. All of them are negative, and many of them are impossible to reverse.
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Posted 8/31/15

severticas wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:

I think it is alright. I don't consider it to be cruel or unusual unless a person is left there for too long.


It's not much of a punishment if they know they'll be out of there soon enough but then there are some people that can't last even for a minute so.. i'm not sure how i feel about that.


If it were that simple then solitary confinement would not have any lasting psychological effects on people. The fact that it does have negative psychological effects, many of them long lasting and impossible to reverse, does make it a punishment, more brutal and cruel than a few lashes with a cane.
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Posted 8/31/15

Dariamus wrote:

Ask yourself: What did the person do to receive solitary confinement?

I have little to no sympathy for violent criminals.
It would be nice if Penal Colonies were still an option.


Agreed. Only time i'm against it is if the prison is using it to protect a criminal from general pop. If they did something that makes regular prisoners want to rip them apart "child molesters and child killers" then i'm all for putting them in with general population.
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It's a form of torture when used indefinitely imo. Those in pc should be put together , I think, not kept separately. In the case of a person thats a threat to everyone though, it probably can't be avoided, but maybe they should get more rec time, better conditions, I don't know..
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