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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-12-06 01:25 PM
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127. Please stop lying by saying things like "Nothing but freeing the pedophile
will make you happy...."

That's quite uncalled for, and betrays a lack of confidence in your own position.

What's wrong with Supermax?
In the past few years, many US states have built "super-maximum security" (or "supermax") facilities designed to house prisoners in long-term isolation in particularly restrictive conditions. Sometimes entire prisons are designated supermax facilities; others are units within prisons. Prisoners in these facilities may be confined for nearly 24 hours a day in sometimes windowless cells with solid doors, with no work, training or other programs. The facilities are designed to minimize contact between staff and inmates, and prisoners are often subjected to regimes of extreme social isolation and reduced sensory stimulation. The length of time inmates are assigned to such units varies, but some prisoners spend years, or even their whole sentence, in isolation.

Amnesty International believes that conditions in many US supermax facilities violate international standards for the humane treatment of prisoners and exceed what is necessary for security purposes. Both the UN Human Rights Committee and the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture have expressed concern about conditions in such facilities.

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