Criticism of Supermax Prison

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What are the criticisms of supermax prison? Compare them to the Supreme Court's definition of cruel and unusual punishment.

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Running head: CRITICISMS OF SUPERMAX PRISON

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Question: What are the criticisms of supermax prison? Compare them to the Supreme
Court's definition of cruel and unusual punishment.

The Supermax prisons have received attentions in the public over the last few years with both
praise and criticism almost in equal measures. Some people argue that Supermax prisons have
uniquely deprived inmates as compared to other minimum security, medium and maximum
prisons. One of the notable conditions for the inmate according to some scholars is excessive
confinement and isolation leading to mental imbalances ...


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