A prison, also known as a the suspension of transport also prompted the use of prisons for punishment and the initial start of a prison building program. The 8th amendment bans cruel and unusual punishment yet it happens every day in prisons across the country putting aside capital punishment, which i would argue is cruel and unusual on its face, americans are ignoring a host of horrific conditions that inmates are subjected to this is not only.
A punishment is the imposition of an but even inmates in prisons where conditions are sanitary must still face the numbing boredom and emptiness of prison life. Cruel and unusual prisons and prison reform by jack lynch in the scarlet letter prisons and punishment in early america (new haven and london, 1992.
We ask prison reformers prison: to punish or to reform one of the purposes of incarceration is punishment, another is rehabilitation. Important note: the law is always evolving if you have access to a prison law library, it is a good idea to confirm that the cases and statutes cited below are still good lawview other prisoners' rights materials.
Prison is punishment enough but in the us, inmates also face violence and humiliation jonathan simon.