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Do you think solitary confinement is necessary ?
Posted 8/31/15 , edited 8/31/15

ranran-001 wrote:


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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.


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.


True. They should keep it then lol jk.
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Posted 8/31/15 , edited 8/31/15

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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.


Hell, prison is hardly a beneficial place as it is. I feel any type of military camp would give better reform to an inmate than just having them wait through their sentence. Like i said, it's cruel, but not unusual in most cases. I can't argue that there aren't any prisoners who haven't been stuck in solitary for much longer than is necessary, and possibly even put into solitary for an unfitting reason, but you have to have a place to put the people who simply refuse to comply. They don't pay prison guards well enough to have to deal with some of the people that get placed into their prison, and we can't allow certain inmates to compromise the sentencing of other prisoners who have a better chance of reform.

If you want to put up the front that a prison is a place for inmates to spend time for reformation then we have to account for those who simply cannot be restrained in such an environment. It's not like all of the inmates who aren't in solitary are not undergoing any sort of mental and social stress. However, if prison is simply a place that society likes to throw all the trash in, apathetic of whether or not anyone ever comes out, why even bother trying to weed out the bad seeds, why spend so much taxpayer money on certain facilities so that the people who are imprisoned can have some semblance of a normal life?

I apologize for sounding so blunt about the whole thing, but I cannot feign sympathy for those who are not willing to comply with prison standards. If those certain individuals are treated unfairly, I would simply turn a blind eye to it. Just another drop in the bucket
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Posted 8/31/15
Eh. There are lots of variables here, so it's tough to say one way or the other. I don't think it would be so bad for a day or two, but keeping people in there for a long time is bound to eat at them. I'd advocate its use, however, for keeping inmates away from other inmates who want to harm them. It also depends on the person. Some people have an easier time keeping themselves occupied without external stimuli than others.

I don't think solitary confinement is bad in all cases, but it's tough to say how much is too much, so it should be applied very carefully.
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I have a question if you had to be put in ASU or in the SHU aka solitary confinement how long could you last? and no talking through the vents. Do i think it is necessary? Yes. In some cases .
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