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utahjoker
Con (against)
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8 Points
The Contender
JDragon32
Pro (for)
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0 Points

Long Solitary Confinement Sentences

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utahjoker
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/18/2012 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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utahjoker

Con

The first round is acceptance and the opponent will be arguing that long solitary confinement sentences are beneficial.
JDragon32

Pro

Long solitary confinement sentences are extremely beneficial because it is extremely dangerous for others to be see or even be close to the person in solitary confinement because if the person did not recieve solitary confinement for his crimes against the state then he might plot a mass murder because he can see his surroundings and it would make it extremely easy for him to take note off his surroundings to make sure it goes successfully.
Debate Round No. 1
utahjoker

Con

It looks like my opponent didn't read that the first round is acceptance, but the debate must go on.

Long solitary confinement sentences are not beneficial for two main reasons they are unconstitutional and they do more bad than good for people.

First they are unconstitutional in the 8th amendment it states that no unusual or cruel punishment can be carried out. I have a few questions to ask the voters is it cruel to keep someone in a room the size of 6ft x 8ft x 10ft, is it unusual that they spend 23 hours in that room. It is cruel and unusual to keep someone alone in a small room only other person there is there mind that at any moment can break and never by fixable.

It also does more bad than good for people. The whole point of prison is to punish and return the prisoners back to the population of the world. What happens if a bad person goes there and comes out worse than before. It has been proven that going in long sentences of solitary confinement can lead to psychological effects can include anxiety, depression, anger, cognitive disturbances, perceptual distortions, obsessive thoughts, paranoia, and psychosis.
How can a person feel save knowing that someone who went to the jail sick came out sicker.

Sources
http://www.usconstitution.net...
http://www.jaapl.org...
JDragon32

Pro

JDragon32 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
utahjoker

Con

Since my opponent forfeited and gave me nothing to go by I will just leave a few words for the voters. Remember that even the most evil of people can become good and breaking their psyche doesn't help anyone. The whole point of prison is to give someone a chance to learn from their mistakes and give them a chance to fix the evil in their head and it can't be done if their mind leaves them.

Vote con.
JDragon32

Pro

JDragon32 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by DoctorDeku 4 years ago
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