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Solitary Confinement: Is It Wrong?

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  • Anonymo... Nickolie 2012/10/02 03:37:23
  • Tasine Anonymo... 2012/09/22 12:47:10
    Tasine
    +1
    The man raped my little girl then killed her - but you think putting him into isolation for a week is INJUSTICE??????????????? What is the matter with you?
  • Nickolie Tasine 2012/09/22 23:41:52
    Nickolie
    It is injustice they should have put a bullet in him.
  • john brenni 2012/09/22 01:34:45
  • Anonymo... john br... 2012/09/22 01:36:45
    Anonymous.onjrny
    When was that? Was it recent?
  • john br... Anonymo... 2012/09/22 05:24:16
  • Tasine john br... 2012/09/22 12:49:26
    Tasine
    +1
    You'll never get through to him - he is a prog and progs never ever under any circumstances look at the real victims. Makes me think every one of them knows he is a potential prisoner.
  • Timothy Wright 2012/09/22 01:15:44
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    Timothy Wright
    +1
    are you kidding me haha that is the lightest punishment i can think of its like giveing your kid a time out
  • Constitution Believer 2012/09/22 00:55:29
  • Muriel Ramirez 2012/09/22 00:29:36
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    Muriel Ramirez
    +1
    Sometimes it give a person time to stop and restore themselves!
  • Earl Hickey 2012/09/22 00:25:23
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    Earl Hickey
    +1
    i would also dust off the whip
    the problem with society today is we fuss too much over the human rights. The thing is some people aren't worthy of them, on account of they are fllthy scum. And such people can generally be found in prisons
  • B.O.Plenty 2012/09/21 23:58:02
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    B.O.Plenty
    +2
    The prisoners know if they are unrulie they will be sent to the hole so if they get solitary they asked for it.
  • nightcrawler2005 2012/09/21 23:54:26
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    nightcrawler2005
    +2
    Really don't give a crap about prisoners social interaction. You do the crime you do the time and if you want to act like an animal then you can be treated like one.
  • Dan 2012/09/21 23:53:00
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    Dan
    +2
    You relinquish your rights when you break the law. At least we don't chop off body parts like some other countries do.
  • eli.pettit 2012/09/21 23:47:45
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    eli.pettit
    +1
    If you canning control someone when they are in a group the logical descision is to remove to remove Them from the group
  • Lucy Pannell 2012/09/21 23:19:53
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    Lucy Pannell
    +1
    Sometimes it may be necessary. If you are a danger to others, or in danger of being harmed by others. More importantly... If you don't want to run the risk, then don't go to jail.
  • copperhead 2012/09/21 23:07:16
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    copperhead
    +1
    You do the time if you do the crime!! Social action, what a crock!
  • Sarina 2012/09/21 22:50:49
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    Sarina
    +1
    If you choose to do the crime then you have to do the time. That's what they get for being a embrassment to the world and their parents. Maybe if they show them real life in prison, they will not want to go back when they finally get out.
  • Empathic 2012/09/21 22:45:22
    Yes, prisoners can mentally suffer from the lack of social interaction.
    Empathic
    Cruel and damaging, for which our society will pay double if/when the prisoner is eventually released. Note however, like other cruelty in our society it is almost entirely MALE prisoners who will be subject to solitary confinement. Women get a much better deal at all levels of the justice system, less likely to be charged (e.g. men are routinely thrown out of their own homes even when they are the victims of women's domestic violence, and the man will be charged if he lifts any finger to try to defend himself against a woman's violence), women will be charged with lesser crimes, will receive much lighter sentences than men do for the same crime, female prisons are more humane in almost every respect.
  • Earl Hi... Empathic 2012/09/22 00:26:37
    Earl Hickey
    then its our duty to ensure that such asswads are never released,
  • Frannin 2012/09/21 22:37:37
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    Frannin
    Sometimes it is necessary.
  • nicesteve 2012/09/21 22:35:58
    Yes, prisoners can mentally suffer from the lack of social interaction.
    nicesteve
    +2
    For the majority of convicts, it's wrong. It only serves to make them worse, and in some
    cases, even more dangerous to others and to themselves as well. Solitary confinement
    needs to be used more sparingly and judiciously than it is.
  • Boss 2012/09/21 22:22:32
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    Boss
    depends tho..I think some prisons use it for too many reasons..
  • baboula 2012/09/21 22:20:21
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    baboula
    Some do deserve it so the other prisoners are being protected besides prison is not supposed to be a picnic
  • ESAD 2012/09/21 22:13:21
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    ESAD
    If you cant have respect for and take away other peoples human rights why do u deserve any yourself? there are prisoners in the UK that should be shot who live in cells that cost the public millions and millions to maintain. put them in a concrete box with a bed feed them give the fux books.
  • squire 2012/09/21 21:57:15
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    squire
    Some deserve it. Give it to them
  • Kurt 2012/09/21 21:53:22
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    Kurt
    Honestly, depends on how long they have to stay in for and the type of crime they committed. If they are a known violent criminal then yes a couple of weeks, but not for minor crimes like stealing food from the mess hall.
  • JPKittee 2012/09/21 21:17:18
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    JPKittee
    If they can't learn out to get along outside of the prison which is the reason they are in there in the first place, then solitary confinement is a good way for them to think about why their actions outside the prison put them in prison. If they can't or won't conform to where they are and what actions are required from them in order to get along with their fellow prisoners, then let them spend time in solitary confinement in order for them to think about just what they did that got them in solitary in the first place.
  • valentine thornton loves po... 2012/09/21 21:09:55
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    valentine thornton loves ponyboy
    LOCK ME UP PLEASE!!!!!!
  • BILL 2012/09/21 21:04:23 (edited)
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    BILL
    THAT'S A BIG TEN FOUR LET THEM THINK ABOUT WHY THEY ARE IN PRISON IF THAT IS POSSIBLE, BESIDES IT COULD REALLY BE WORSE

    CELL
  • Commander Pyle 2012/09/21 20:49:44
    Yes, prisoners can mentally suffer from the lack of social interaction.
    Commander Pyle
    This is a silly question with no context. If it is without context, then how can I know that it isn't being abused? Death penalty is allowed here, but you can't execute a person for fraud. So no, it is not appropriate without context.
  • LittleScroll 2012/09/21 20:46:02
    Yes, prisoners can mentally suffer from the lack of social interaction.
    LittleScroll
    However, if a prisoner requests it they should be allowed to have it.

    Some people grow stronger in isolation.
  • Sue MacDonald Kyak 2012/09/21 20:42:14
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    Sue MacDonald Kyak
    +1
    It's PRISON not a damn five star hotel.
  • Command... Sue Mac... 2012/09/21 20:50:19
    Commander Pyle
    +1
    Considering some of the arguments, I think people do believe it is a hotel.
  • Sue Mac... Command... 2012/09/22 12:12:48
    Sue MacDonald Kyak
    Ridiculous, right?? They're in jail for a reason, there's no need to make their stay there an enjoyable experience.
  • harasnicole 2012/09/21 20:35:56 (edited)
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    harasnicole
    Especially if the inmate occupying it has a severely violent background. Or if an inmate needs protection from other inmates.
  • Robert Strobel 2012/09/21 20:34:00 (edited)
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    Robert Strobel
    +1
    Well I guess a majority of you know the psychology behind solitary confinement. Sometimes it is used to protect the prisoner from the other inmates. Prison is not a vacation if you are there you have no rights ... watch out for Bubba and do not drop the soap.
  • ♥K14 2012/09/21 20:24:13
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    ♥K14
    +1
    Should be compulsory for all people.
  • RonNelson 2012/09/21 20:03:31
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    RonNelson
    +1
    As a former corrections officer we need more space it's a good thing for some
  • stanton.lore 2012/09/21 19:59:54
    No, it is an appropriate punishment in prison.
    stanton.lore
    +2
    It is the only option when an inmate either needs protection from other inmates, or the inmate is too violent to be housed with another inmate. Perhaps the dynamics of solitary confinement can be molded to allow some indirect interaction with safety as the primary concern.

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