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Supply Side Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-12-06 11:15 PM
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192. I Disagree.
The first link has inaccuracies and some false generalizations and is dated.

The second link is over 10 years old and isn't updated with present conditions in alot of super-maxes.

Third link is weak, written by someone who has little or no understanding of corrections. The writer decries random strip searches, which is a basic right the facility has, searching anyone and anything any given time.

A very good friend who is a deputy now actually work at the Fed Super-max in Florence, CO.(ADX). While it is true that inmates are locked up by themselves 23 hours a day, they are given one hour for exercise and shower. Once a week they are give a quart of ice cream. There are some really bad boys locked up there. Bombers row, spies, dictators, international terrorists. Not only do we lockup these types ADX for their crimes, but the influence and the potentiality of them getting messages to others outside might be dangerous to society. In case you didn't know, all communication to the outside world is monitored. Saying ALL supermaxes are torture, is folly and foolish.
While ADX is tough, Federal prisons in general are called "Club Fed" for a reason. I know in Colorado the max prison, CSP, inmates are allowed to have tvs in their cells. (of course they have to purchase the tv)

I firmly believe that violent or instigating inmates should be ADX. That being said, states should focus more on rehabilitation and counseling. Hope for a better future could be the greatest incentive to get these guys out and clean.

Not only does the prison have a responsibility to treat inmates humanly, but it also has the super-ceding right to keep their employees safe.
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