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Is Solitary Confinement an Appropriate Punishment for an Inmate who Breaks a Prisons Code of Conduct

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Started: 1/25/2015 Category: Society
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Chastidy.Melo85

Pro

1.Solitary Confinement is a form of imprisonment in which a prisoner is isolated from any human contact though often with the exception of members of prison staff.
2.Solitary Confinement has been around since 1818 as an alternative to public floggings.
3.This punishment allows inmates to reflect on their misdeeds.
4.Prisons are a rehabilitation center and reflection is a method of rehabilitation.
5.Solitary Confinement is implemented on inmates who are considered dangerous to themselves and those around them.
6.This can improve the safety of inmates and prison staff alike.
7.It is a form of punishment that does not involve physical pain and still punished an inmate for their misconduct.
(C) Thus, Solitary Confinement is an appropriate punishment to any inmate that breaks a prisons code of conduct.

Non Controversial: Premises 1 2, 4 and 5

Controversial: Premises 3,6 and 7
Abraham.perez44

Con

1) Agree
2)agree
3) Not necessarily true because putting them in solitary confinement doesn't always result in them regretting their actions.
4) solitary confinement is more of a punishment then a reflection process because it is more useful as a method of separating an inmate from the rest.
5)Agree
6)The inmates cannot be in solitary confinement forever and to even be in solitary in the first place the inmate would have to already hurt someone.
7)Solitary confinement is psychologically damaging and shows no signs of rehabilitating anyone.
8)Any inmate can be placed in solitary confinement for little to no reason.
9)Solitary is a mild form of torture.
10) Their are better methods of reforming an inmate than locking them in a room with no windows for 24 hours.
11) Solitary confinement is really intended to keep inmates away from the others and avoid fights then reform.
13)Rehabilitation is the reason people are placed in prisons in the first place
14) Their are no real positive results to solitary confinement in relation to rehabilitation or reform.
C)Solitary confinement should no longer be used in prisons because it is damaging to the person subjected to it.
Debate Round No. 1
Chastidy.Melo85

Pro

3.) The statement claimed that it was a period in time for the inmate to reflect on their conduct not to necessarily repent.

4.) It is a punishment and also a way of keeping the inmates and prison staff safe which is also important.

6.) This improves their safety for the time being and if this does not work permantely then other measures can be taken but first you have to try lesser solutions.

7.) There are more studies on how solitary confinement has improved behavioral conduct than studies proving that it has psychological trauma.

8.) Any inmate that breaks the code of conduct of the facilitate that they are in.

9.) If solitary was considered a mild form of torture then it would have been removed years ago for violating the 8th amendment of no cruel and unusual punishment.

10.) What type of methods would you suggest?

11.) The safety of other inmates and prison staff is also important.

13.) Exactly reflection is a method used in any rehabilitation center.

14.) Where"s the proof of it not helping?

(C) This, Solitary Confinement is an Appropriate Punishment for an Inmate who Breaks a Prisons Code of Conduct
Abraham.perez44

Con

3)Reflection of someones actions doesn't mean they would change therefore it isnt a good method of discipline.
4)I agree
6) These "solutions" are damaging to the inmate and can potentially make them more aggressive.
7) improving conduct does no mean they have reformed in any way, it simply means that they are more careful about their actions.
8) these rules are too vague and does not protect the inmates from corrupt or targeted punishment.
9) Until recently the psychological state of a person did not come into account when defining torture. Water-boarding is a torture with an extreme effect on the mind of the person but little on the physical. Water-boarding was illegal for many years.
10) Personalized or more condensed counseling with actual programs intended to improve their way of life Rather then bunching them up together like cattle and making them wait to leave.
11) Not bunching them all together and creating an aggressive environment will fix this issue.
13) Their are better ways to get people to reflect.
14) If it was beneficial enough to ignore the obvious negative effects then other people and institutions other then prisons would be using it.
15)Solitary confinement is only being used because they cant think of another way to deal with troubling inmates and because the ideas that are brought us cost too much money.
Debate Round No. 2
Chastidy.Melo85

Pro

3.) Reflection is a step in the right direction for change doesn't neccesarily mean they will change right away.

6.) How are they more damaging? Isn't the saftey and importance of other inmates and staff important?

7.) Not all the time. Most people do change their ways naturally.

8.) Not vague. Each prison has a code of conduct that's read to each inmate before they are taken to their cell. So if they break it's on them. They have to take responsibility.

11.) There is no bunching in Solitary Confinement.

13.) Reflection is the best and most used method to help a person in rehab change.

14.) Being lienent on the inmates isn't hepful either.

(C) Solitary Confinement is an appropriate punishment to any inmate that violates a prisons code of conduct.
Abraham.perez44

Con

3)Reflection of someones actions doesn't mean they would change therefore it isnt a good method of discipline.
4)I agree
6) These "solutions" are damaging to the inmate and can potentially make them more aggressive.
7) improving conduct does no mean they have reformed in any way, it simply means that they are more careful about their actions.
8) these rules are too vague and does not protect the inmates from corrupt or targeted punishment.
9) Until recently the psychological state of a person did not come into account when defining torture. Water-boarding is a torture with an extreme effect on the mind of the person but little on the physical. Water-boarding was illegal for many years.
10) Personalized or more condensed counseling with actual programs intended to improve their way of life Rather then bunching them up together like cattle and making them wait to leave.
11) Not bunching them all together and creating an aggressive environment will fix this issue.
13) Their are better ways to get people to reflect.
14) If it was beneficial enough to ignore the obvious negative effects then other people and institutions other then prisons would be using it.
15)Solitary confinement is only being used because they cant think of another way to deal with troubling inmates and because the ideas that are brought us cost too much money.
Debate Round No. 3
Chastidy.Melo85

Pro

1.) Solitary Confiinement is a form of imprisoment in which a prisoner is isolated from any human contact though often with the exception of memebers of prison staff.

2.) Solitary confinement was insituted around 1818 as an alternative to public floggins.

3.) This punishment iallows inmates to relfect on their misdeeds.

4.) Prison is a rehabilitaion center and reflection is part of any rehabilitation center.

5.) Solitary confibnement protects the other inmates and the prison staff as well.

6.) It is a form of punishment that does not involve physical pain and still punishes an inmate for their misconduct.

7.) Soliatry confinement would be illegal if it were a form of torture.

8.) Soliatry confinement is a way to offer an opportunity for the inmate to reflect on their misdeeds and protect other peoples safety.

(C) Solitary Confinement is an appropriate punishmant to any inmate that violates a prisons code of conduct.
Abraham.perez44

Con

"ROUND 3"

3) There are better ways to help people reflect.
6) Yes they are but putting someone in a room alone with no windows is not the best way to do that.
7) I agree but that can happen without solitary confinement.
8) Vague in the sense that the rules can be taken advantage of by superiors.
11) It still creates a stressful environment that damages the inmate psychologically.
13) Reflection induced with other methods are frequently used because solitary confinement is not the best way.
14) If they have to go back into society and assimilate after their sentence shouldn't we help them feel like they are accepted? Having a certain amount of understanding is necessary.
C) Solitary confinement is not an appropriate system of reform.

"ROUND 4"
1.)Solitary Confinement is a form of imprisonment in which a prisoner is isolated from any human contact though often with the exception of members of prison staff.
2.)Solitary confinement is just a cheap and easy way to punish inmates.
3.)Solitary confinement has little to no benefits in regards to rehabilitation.
4.)Solitary confinement is psychologically damaging and can create more unneeded tension in prisons.
5.)There are better and more productive ways to handle violent situations.
6.)The damage caused by solitary confinement can cause more aggressive behavior with inmates.
C) Solitary confinement is not a useful method for Rehabilitating inmates.
Debate Round No. 4
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