The recent changes in Colorado's Ad Seg population has brought new issues. Most inmates previously held in Ad Seg have been transferred to two large prisons in Colorado. These prisons are now almost always locked down meaning they have almost the same restriction as a Super Max facility. These prisons have increased in the number of violent incidence and there are rumors of guard violence. It seems that the punitive measures that are being placed on all inmates are becoming a dangerous problem. There have been over 200 complaints lodged against a single facility. We must begin to look at the way we train guards, the rehabilitation process, the integration process and the conditions of confinement. We have taken their liberties from them and placed them in our charge. We are responsible for their conditions.
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American Medical Association Journal of Ethics
February 2008, Volume 10, Number 2: 123-125.
Delivering Care in a Non-Health-Care Space
Nancy Neveloff Dubler, LLB
“The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.”
—Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881)
If prisons provide a lens to judge our civilization then we, as a society, fail that test