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The plight of Derek Chauvin’s cell confinement

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been imprisoned in a cell for 23 hours a day after being convicted of the murder of George Floyd. He is trapped in a small cell with “a bench with a mattress pad, a combination of toilet and washbasin, and a small shower.” Security guards check him every 30 minutes. Chauvin’s cell confinement is protective and he hardly suffers from dull holes. He has writing material and potentially reads material as well. Montecristo Count This is not the case. He is also perhaps the most notorious man in the country at the moment, with few sympathetic test cases to oppose cell confinement. But even for Chauvin, America should rethink loneliness. It’s not easy to call it torture. A simple separation is one thing, but extended isolation from human contact is, in constitutional terms, “cruel and extraordinary punishment.” Approximately 60,000 people are held in prison cells at any given time in US prisons (under normal circumstances, the use of prison cells is skyrocketing to control the spread of the virus during a pandemic). Quarantine is used not only for protection, as in Chauvin’s case, but also for punishment, including very minor crimes such as “derogatory comments” and “reckless eyeballs.” In the worst case it is long. In Texas, Texas observers reported last year that 1,300 people have lived in prison cells for over six years. Among them, 129 were in the cell for 20 to 30 years and 18 were lonely for more than 30 years. Texas isn’t the only state to have a very long, lonely stay. Before the law was passed to limit prison cell captivity to 15 consecutive days, New York held teenage Karifbroder in prison for two years out of three years of pretrial detention. Brouder committed suicide after a trial. As for Chauvin, he will probably be sentenced to 12 or 40 years in prison. If he is in the cell for more than 30 days, his situation may be reviewed. However, it is difficult to know what options alternative prison personnel will choose. Chauvin’s infamy (and therefore their headache) will not change in 30 days. That loneliness may seem like the only option that demonstrates the greater need for reform of our prison system. More Stories from Black Progressive Can Win in Kentucky — Seven Cartoons of Derek Chauvin Convicted If Democrats Don’t Get in the Racial Justice Has a Goldilocks Problem