Punishment and Prisoner Rights

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THESE?ARE?ONLY?DISCUSSION?QUESTIONS?.SHOULD?ONLY?BE?A?PARAGRAPH?OR?TWO!!
Looked?up?In?Luxury?
In?an?era?of?prisons?that?offer?college?classes,?cable?TV,?and?fully?stocked?law?libraries,?are?we?making?them?too
cushy??Should?more?prisons?model?the?Maricopa?County?(AZ)?jail?with?tents,?green?bologna,?and?pink
underwear?
Capital?Punishment?
Be?sure?to?read?the?entire?article?in?this?week?s?reading?about?Capital?Punishment.?It?will?open?your?eyes?to?the
complex?issues?supporting?and?condemning?capital?punishment.?Read?the?article?and?then?PICK?ONE?question
from?the?list?to?below?to?comment?on:
1)?On?May?1,?2005,?the?U.S.?Supreme?Court?held,?in?Roper?V.?Simmons,?stating?that?the?Eighth?&?Fourteenth
Amendments?prohibit?the?execution?of?juvenile?offenders?who?are?under?the?age?of?18?at?the?time?they
committed?a?capital?offense,?but?they?can?still?be?sentenced?to?life?in?prison?without?the?possibility?of?parole.?Do
you?agree?with?this??Why?or?why?not??What?part(s)?do?you?think?need?changed?
2)?Don?t?the?years?of?appeals?before?someone?is?put?to?death?guarantee?that?the?system?is?fair?
3)?There?have?been?more?than?100?post?conviction?DNA?exonerations?in?the?United?States,?including?eleven
people?on?death?row.?If?DNA?testing?has?been?so?instrumental?in?exonerating?several?death?row?inmates,?why?do
you?think?some?states?don?t?allow?it?
4)?The?United?States?is?one?of?58?nations?that?still?practices?capital?punishment,?along?with?Ethiopia,
Afghanistan?and?North?Korea.?Japan?and?India?are?the?only?other?major?democratic?nations?that?carry?out?this
form?of?punishment.?So?are?we?progressive?in?our?justice?system?or?are?we?barbaric??Or?neither??What?do?you
think?and?why?
Prisoner?Rights
Once?sentenced?to?prison,?inmates?lose?certain?rights.?Their?phone?calls?are?all?recorded,?their?mail?is?opened?and
read,?and?they?are?restricted?as?to?what?they?can?see?on?TV?or?read.?Why?do?you?think?the?government?allows
them?to?have?certain?rights?revoked,?but?others?are?not??Justify?your?answer.