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Ethics and moral in the criminal justice system...

There is a sheriff in Arizona who has reinstated such things as "chain gangs," and instead of piping MTV to them, they get shows like the "Andy Griffith Show", and "Little House on the Prairie." He also puts them in tents in the desert, makes them work, and dresses them in pink or in the old fashion prison stripes. Crime has declined dramatically in his county, what a shock.

Is this ethical?

Cruel and unusual punishment?

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There is a sheriff in Arizona who has reinstated such things as "chain gangs," and instead of piping MTV to them, they get shows like the "Andy Griffith Show", and "Little House on the Prairie." He also puts them in tents in the desert, makes them work, and dresses them in pink or in the old fashion prison stripes. Crime has declined dramatically in his county, what a shock.

Is this ethical?

Certainly Sheriff Joseph Arpaio operates ethically, though some might argue that he does not operate how everyone else does. But, clearly, that is what makes him different and ...

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What crosses the line when concerned with ethics and how they blend with cruel and unusual punishment?

Read along as I tackle the subject of Sheriff Joseph Arpaio in Arizona. He's the Sheriff who makes all his prisoners wear pink outfits and they sleep in tents outside.

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