The plight of Derek Chauvin’s cell confinement

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has since been imprisoned in a cell for 23 hours a day. His belief For the murder of George Floyd.He is small With cell “A mattress pad, a combination of toilet and washbasin, a bench with 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. Count Monte Cristo Not this.. 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.that is Not a stretch To Call it torture.. Easy separation is one thing, but extended separation from human contact is a “cruel and extraordinary punishment.” In constitutional terms..about 60,000 people Always in a cell in a U.S. prison (under normal conditions-use of the cell Soared In the middle of a pandemic Suppress the spread of the virus). Quarantine is used not only for protection, as in Chauvin’s case, but also for punishment, including very minor crimes. favorite “Derogatory comment” and “reckless eyeball”.

In the worst case it is long. In texas Texas observer report last year, 1,300 people have lived in prison cells for over 6 years. Among them, 129 were in the cell for 20 to 30 years and 18 were lonely for more than 30 years.Texas Not just A state of lonely stay for a very long time.before that Passed the law Limiting cell captivity to 15 consecutive days, New York retained teenagers. Callie Bladder, In a cell for two of the three years of pretrial detention. Brouder committed suicide after a trial.

Chauvin He probably He was sentenced to about 12 years in prison, and in some cases 40 years. If he is placed in a cell for more than 30 days, his situation will be subject to review. 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.

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