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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-13-06 11:36 AM
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205. But a line has to be drawn somewhere.
I don't think keeping a person in, say, an iron coffin for ten years would be acceptable to most Americans.

Nor would prisons that resemble luxury hotel suites.

We have to decide at what point does deprivation and isolation constitute unacceptable torture. I would put that point several steps closer to your average county prison cell than to Supermax. I think people -- even evil criminals -- need to see other people and to move around and get a breath of fresh air once in a while.

Where would you put it?
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