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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-12-06 08:16 AM
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Supermax Prisons Are Torture. Period.
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Edited on Tue Dec-12-06 08:17 AM by cali
I'm troubled by the elation expressed by some about Eric Rudolph's incarceration in a Supermax Prison in Florence, CO. The mocking comments on that thread, remind me of nothing so much as bushco when he was Govenor of Texas, mocking a woman on death row who was pleading for clemency.

Yes, what Rudolph did was heinous, and he deserves a long prison term, but if you know anything about Supermax prisons, you know that these facilities are not legitimate institutions.

Heres what HRW (Human Rights Watch) has to say about the abuses of Supermax prisons:

http://www.hrw.org/reports/2000/supermax/Sprmx002.htm


Here's another perspective from the book "Criminal Injustice":

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Prison_System/Superma...


And a story from Alternet

http://www.alternet.org/columnists/story/18819 /


There's plenty more. Just google Supermax and torture.

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