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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:49 AM

Senate Judicial Committee hearing on prison solitary confinement

And mental illness, solitary confine as/is torture.

Right now I'm hearing Sen Al Franken, the committee and others on this first-ever senate hearing on solitary confinement in our prisons.

www.judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/hearing.cfm?id=6517e7d97c06eac4ce9f60b09625ebe8 and we'll be live tweeting at @NRCATtweets
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www.judiciary.senate.gov

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Response to duhneece (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:12 PM

1. As reprehensible as some crimes are..................

there is also something in our constitution known as a prohibition on the government in using "cruel and unusual" punishments. The reality today is that in our modern context, no other major first world country allows capital punishment. Although I haven't researched it I suggest that the use of solitary confinement such as we use with the Atlanta Games bomber, the Unibomber, etc. is probably rare if permitted at all.

Total solitary confinement, in my view, is torture.

I know the inmates so incarcerated have done really, really bad things. But for society to exact REVENGE and not JUSTICE is criminal.

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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:12 PM

2. Thank you Senator Franken!

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