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Solitary Confinement Policy in U.S. corrections

While incarcerated, an incarcerated offender disobeyed the rules by fighting with other inmates. As a result of the rule infraction, he was placed in solitary confinement for a period of 10 days. During incarceration, he has decided to become a jail house attorney. He has been in the law library daily learning his rights. In the hearing, he blurted out that this was an infringement on his Eighth Amendment right.

1. Was this an infringement on his Eighth Amendment right?
2. What are the rules of solitary confinement use? Research Florida's and explain.
3. Develop a policy that specifically addresses the use of solitary confinement.
- What are the components of your policy?
- Why will your policy be effective?
- What would be the most significant challenges in implementing your policy?.

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1. Was this an infringement on his Eighth Amendment right?

An infringement of the Eighth Amendment did not occur because of the confinement of this offender. Cruel and unusual punishment would not be a credible defense for this prisoner because he posed a danger to himself and others. The correctional officers were forced to place him in solitary confinement due to his fighting and this is legal under the law.

2. What are the rules of solitary confinement use? Research Florida's and explain.

Florida makes a distinction between various reasons for solitary ...

Solution Summary

This solution analyzes the constitutionality of using solitary confinement for prisoners in U.S. prisons.

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