Posts tagged with eight-amendment

Because my mind roams over these walls…from “Solitary Voices”

The following story comes from Mustafa Zulu, who has been in solitary confinement for most of the past 22 years. He was born and raised in Washington, DC, where he...

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Obamacare is not just about health, it could end up reducing prison populations “more than any reform in a generation”?

From Sentencing Law and Policy: An Affiliate of the Law Professors Blog Network http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2014/03/might-obamacare-end-up-reducing-prison-populations-more-than-any-reform-in-a-generation.html   The question in the title of this post is drawn from the headline of this new Newsweek article that...

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The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that “cruel and unusual punishments [shall not be] inflicted”

http://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/about-us/our-blog/69-no-state/2413-prisons-are-a-very-poor-place-to-treat-the-mentally-ill-   Prisons Are a Very Poor Place to Treat the Mentally Ill (Oct. 10, 2013) Yes, jails are America’s “new asylums.” Thousands of people with treatable mental illness who...

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