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TIME Says "It's Time To End Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons "

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, ethics, freedoms, prison, solitary confinement, Angola 3, news, usa )

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This week, the Angola 3 and the broader issue of torture in US prisons was the focus of a Time Magazine essay. Time's Adam Cohen writes: In April, Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace marked a grim anniversary.

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 11:11 am
Solitary confinement is cruel and unusual punishment, tantamount to torture, and leads to serious mental health issues. It should only be used in cases where the prisoner is either an extreme threat to others or where the prisoner needs to be protected from the prison population at large. It should not, however, be done for a prolonged basis ever.

Jim P (3257)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 6:09 pm
Solitary confinement needs to end for the Angola 3 now.

As usual, the state of Louisiana continues to be backwards and out of date.

Solitary confinement is a very cruel and harsh punishment.

Ty, Nancy.

Carol H (229)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 7:33 pm
end this now, cruel and unusual punishment for the Angola three!!

Barbara T (431)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 8:06 pm
This is like prisoners being forgotten in dungeons in the Middle Ages.

Susanne R (235)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 8:57 pm
According to the article: "Tens of thousands of American inmates are being held in solitary confinement, but little attention has been paid to whether that is the right thing to do. That changed last week, when a Senate subcommittee held the first-ever congressional hearing on solitary confinement."

This is the first time our government has ever addressed this issue? That's something they should be ashamed to admit.

Helen Porter (39)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 11:14 pm
Solitary confinement makes people go mad.

Now, you tell me how that's going to make criminals go straight!!!

Betsy M (40)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 7:27 am
This should stop on humanitarian grounds, but you don even have to go there. Time did not mention the profit problem. Locking people up requires no skills, few personnel, and you can charge our governments a fortune for it. The brutal, unscrupulous prison industry is causing a lot of damage (and expense) to the world we live in. They need to be held accountable ( I might make an exception to my opposition to solitary confinement in their case... jk)

Kerrie G (116)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 8:11 am
Noted, thanks.

Patricia H. (440)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 8:49 am

JL A (281)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 10:12 am
it is actually long overdue--60 Minutes did an expose on how ghastly it is over a decade ago...

. (0)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 11:20 am
noted...thanks Nancy

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 5:48 pm
Noted !!!!

Past Member (0)
Friday June 29, 2012, 3:57 am
Thanks, noted.

. (1)
Monday July 2, 2012, 7:25 am
Noted. Thank you Nancy.
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