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zkolodny
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stolethekimchi
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Death Row Conditions in Texas's Polunsky Unit Constitute Cruel and Unusual Punishment

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zkolodny
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/17/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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zkolodny

Pro

Conditions at Texas's Polunsky Unit clearly constitute cruel and unusual punishment. Prisoners are kept under perpetual solitary confinement until their execution date. Under these conditions, many prisoners will develop adverse psychological effects from their confinement. In addition, many resort to suicide or even waiving their appeals. death row inmates in Texas's Polunsky Unit receive few accomodations. They are only allowed to exercise 5 times a week for a short period of time, and when they do it is in a cage. They are stuck perpetually in their cells for 22 hours a day, which is certainly likely to cause adverse psychological effects. Also, their cells are only 60 square feet. Thus, I argue, death row conditions at the Polunsky Unit consitute cruel and unusual punishment.
stolethekimchi

Con

so me pa told meh at veree yung age det ain't texas be kehlin bois fer no reason bot cooruption, bot i be tellin all the we ladeeh's whu liten to der pa when he tels ye u are drek tan u cant whach ur shrek moveas ehh daddeh dont touch me willeh no not in my rear well no dadeeh yur wileh ees crushin me please im beggin ya no texasneed no law de prohibeetin killin of dem evils
Debate Round No. 1
zkolodny

Pro

This debate is regarding death row conditions at the Polunsky Unit, and not regarding the question of whether or not we should have the Death Penalty. I maintain my argument that conditions of death row at the Polunsky Unit constitute cruel and unusual punishment.
stolethekimchi

Con

stolethekimchi forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
zkolodny

Pro

My sources:
http://www.motherjones.com...

Anyways, as Mother Jones points out, the Polunsky Death Row unit often has detrimental effects on the mental well being of inmates. These conditions lead prisoners to act irrationally and eratically. How is this not cruel and unusual punishment?
stolethekimchi

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
zkolodny

Pro

I ask my opponent to post an arguement.
stolethekimchi

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
zkolodny

Pro

zkolodny forfeited this round.
stolethekimchi

Con

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Debate Round No. 5
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Vote Placed by Kc1999 3 years ago
Kc1999
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