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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-12-06 12:57 PM
Response to Reply #102
108. And I'll give you the closing paragraph:
Principled leadership, careful staff training and supervision, and effective internal review processes can help minimize the possibilities of unnecessary supermax confinement as well as abusive conduct by correctional officers. But external and independent scrutiny is also important. Press and citizen group access to supermax officials and inmates, for example, can help deter abuses and promote public accountability. Constructive dialogue with public groups can lead to the identification and development of more humane and productive prison practices. Unfortunately, all too many corrections officials seek to deny the public information about prison operations, restrict media access to inmates, and refuse to permit private groups to inspect their facilities. Moreover, few states have an impartial and independent authority, such as an ombudsman or inspector general, that can monitor supermax conditions and provide inmates with an effective recourse against arbitrary security level decisions or mistreatment.

That's their conclusion. That was what I paraphrased. They do not say all confinement in supermax prisons is 'torture'. I am not being dishonest.
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