Don't cry ............Obama may let over 10,000 drug dealers out of prison early .Google that .
Obama did drugs and the voters put him in the white house . I had a tear in my eye then and it wasn't raining .Why the double standards now ?
You haven't read about some of the guards bring drugs into the inmates for profit .Or the guards having sex with the inmates . Or what happens to the women inmates that witness the guards having sex with an inmate . Yes the guards and the DOC can , and do place inmates in confinement for B/S often .
Some guards write up false reports to place inmates in confinement . Then the guards in their click continue to write more false reports on the same inmates ....... ....suggest you go to one and do some research. Start with a Google search on Lowell C,I , in Florida . Inmate found dead after placing herself in protective custody from guard . Or ,3 Correctional Officers Accused of Murder after Inmate's Death.............
Many of the guards belong in prison as inmates ,
you haven't met some of the people you're showing great compassion for....suggest you go to one and do some research.
Prison Gets Rich Locking Up Preschoolers
Corrections Corporation of America is getting rich from jailing children and pregnant women—and no one seems to care. One for-profit prison company has found that incarcerating infants, toddlers, children, and mothers—as long as they’re undocumented immigrants—is a great way to boost their revenue…
The Daily Beast
Well think about that .......................................................
ENTO, Calif. — Ending years of litigation, hunger strikes and contentious debate, California has agreed to move thousands of prison inmates out of solitary confinement.
A legal settlement announced Tuesday between the state and a core group of inmates held in isolation for a decade or more at Pelican Bay State Prison calls for the end of the use of solitary confinement to control prison gangs.
Instead, the state agreed to create small, high-security units that keep its most dangerous inmates in a group setting where they are entitled to many of the same privileges as other prisoners: contact visits, phone calls and educational and rehabilitation programs.
Corrections spokesman Jeffrey Callison said the state would be able to utilize space within existing prisons to relocate the inmates removed from solitary.
But the majority of the several thousand gang-associated prisoners who have been either kept in isolation a decade or more, or have gone at least two years without a major rule violation, are to be moved back to the general prison population.
Solitary confinement as it is run now, before the settlement, remains reserved for those who commit crimes while behind bars, with set sentences that can run no longer than five years, the maximum penalty for murder in prison, apart from criminal sentences imposed by a judge.
Lawyers for prisoners in the class-action case say the settlement sets the tone for similar changes elsewhere in the nation. "This is a dramatic step forward," said Jules Lobel, lead attorney in the case and head of the Center for Constitutional Rights.
The state prison guard union, which had unsuccessfully attempted to intervene in the case, was "concerned."
"In our view California will return to the prison environment of the '70s and '80s when inmate-on-inmate homicides were at the highest levels and staff were killed," Nichol Gomez-Pryde, spokeswoman for the California Correctional Peace Officers Association, said Monday in anticipation of the settlement.
California once led the nation in the use of solitary confinement but that position is now held by Texas.
According to the corrections department, California currently has some 6,400 inmates in isolation units, a number that steadily shrank for two years as the state changed its criteria for behavior that is considered gang activity and began removing prisoners who no longer met those standards.
We need prisons , as people can't just do as they please . However, on the other hand neither should the prisons do as they please .
Dr. Haney, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, interviewed 56 prisoners who had spent 10 to 28 years in solitary confinement in Pelican Bay’s security housing unit ......
Can we as stockholders end this type of cruel and usual punishment ?
No human or animal should be held in a cage year after year .