The Dilemma of "Prison Justice" and the Flaws of the American Prison System

Lily Smith

Updated Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 12:18 AM CDT

The Dilemma of "Prison Justice" and the Flaws of the American Prison System

Questioning the Morality of Celebrating Inmate Violence

In recent years, there has been a disturbing trend of people celebrating acts of "prison justice" against inmates they deem deserving, all while criticizing the deplorable conditions of the American prison system. This article aims to shed light on the contradictions and ethical dilemmas surrounding this issue.

It is argued that if society agrees that punishment for criminality is incarceration and that due process is necessary, then additional punishments inflicted by prisoners should not be condoned. The mechanisms that allow for acts of violence against corrupt cops and abs in prison are the same mechanisms that enable gangs, power struggles, and sexual assault within the prison system. By glorifying acts of "prison justice," we inadvertently perpetuate a cycle of violence and further compromise the safety and well-being of inmates.

Prisoners, as human beings, deserve humane treatment and should not be trusted to mete out justice on their own. The justice system should not operate based on personal feelings or mob mentality. Instead, it should uphold the principles of fairness, due process, and rehabilitation. A society's treatment of its worst citizens is a significant factor in how it will be judged, and condoning acts of violence against inmates only reflects poorly on our collective morality.

Furthermore, the practice of punishing individuals even after they have served their sentence, such as being unable to find employment or secure housing, is highly questionable. This perpetuates a cycle of reoffending and undermines any efforts towards successful reintegration into society. The focus on punishment rather than rehabilitation within the prison system has contributed to high rates of recidivism, further highlighting the need for a shift in our approach to criminal justice.

Originally, the justice system was intended to prevent individuals from seeking retaliation, but it has become less effective in fulfilling this purpose, leading to a resurgence of vigilante justice. However, it is crucial to recognize that if the government fails to take responsibility for dealing with dangerous individuals, it is natural for them to meet their end at the hands of others who are willing to accept the consequences. This, however, does not absolve us of our moral obligation to ensure that the justice system operates justly and effectively.

It is disheartening to see how some individuals hide behind conformity and dehumanize certain groups to satisfy their bloodlust. Whether it is prisoners, trans people, or the homeless, the dehumanization of any group is mo***** wrong. We must strive to understand the root causes of crime and the flaws within the system, rather than resorting to cognitive dissonance and the justification of dehumanization.

the celebration of acts of "prison justice" against inmates, while criticizing the American prison system, raises significant ethical concerns. We must recognize the flaws within the system and advocate for a justice system that prioritizes fairness, due process, and rehabilitation. By doing so, we can work towards a society that upholds the principles of justice and treats all individuals, even those who have committed crimes, with dignity and humanity.

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