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Author: Brandon M

Literature Review

5 years ago

5767 words

Abstract             Solitary confinement (SC) has been practiced since the early 1800s as part of prisoner rehabilitation. The practice has received criticism since its foundation for being inhumane and unconstitutional. This stance is motivated by research conducted on behalf of those who develop psychological issues during solitary confinement, and their propensity to repeat criminal misconduct…

Justice for Layleen, Justice Against Solitary

5 years ago

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Not even 2 months ago, a transgender woman by the name of Layleen Polanco was found dead, cold, and alone in her solitary cell on Rikers island. She was being held in the female corrections center, which only recently started housing transgender women, and was found unresponsive hours after any meaningful action could have been…

Blog #1: The unfortunate perception of solitary

5 years ago

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When I used to work at a soup kitchen in the Bronx, the woman who managed the front was a former prison guard. She talked in commands, even to us, because it had been engrained into her character. On the off chance that we had a break from serving the homeless, she would recount some…

Blog #2: The immediate consequences

5 years ago

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      Many speculate that solitary confinement is a safe form of punishment for prison inmates as it has been used for inmates to learn and understand their mistake on their own. As well as many believe that since the law states no cruel or unusual punishment prison should conform to that.  Justifications must…

Blog #3: Solutions and Alternatives

5 years ago

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       Solutions to solitary confinement are unseen or ignored since this inhumane punishment is still alive and well. However, we are moving in the right direction because there have been improvements made. In general, SC has no benefits for prisoners and is costly. We should focus on methods of punishment that may be…

Blog #4: How this directly effects the prisoners

5 years ago

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      Regardless of the successive utilization of isolation in detainment facilities, there has been a constant discussion over the viability of this experience on restoring detainees’ conduct. While some institutions has a biased for isolation as a regular common practice, most of the research proposes a wide scope of mental and physiological impacts…

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