Pros And Cons Of Deliberate Indifference

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Under the U.S. Constitution, individuals who are sent to prisons are entitled to certain rights and liberties. Incarcerated individuals are guaranteed the rights to sustain a reasonable way of life. Some of the familiar rights afford to these incarcerated individuals include free from cruel and unusual punishments, access to the court, voices complaint about prison conditions, practice of free speech, press, and religion, free from discrimination and sexual harassment. Even though not stated explicitly incarcerated individuals have the right to receive medical care and mental health treatment guaranteed under the Eight Amendment. The U.S. Supreme Court determined “it is but just [righteous] that the public be required to care for the prisoner, …show more content…
Deliberate indifference is define when a professional knows of and disregards an excessive risk to an inmate’s health or safety. Even though it is difficult to identify what does and does not constitute deliberate indifference, courts have recognized several factual scenarios where deliberate indifference exists. For example, in Helling v. McKinney, officials expose an inmate to ETS and serious future health risk support by scientific evidence constitute as deliberate …show more content…
In 1990, the federal government enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act statute requiring prison facilities to provide accessible and usable by persons with disabilities. The Standards of the American Correctional Association (ACA) published operational standards designed to enhance correctional practices for the benefit inmates, staff, administrators, and the public. ACA standards provide a guide in operating jails and prisons effectively as self-contained communities in which all necessary goods and services are provided in a safe, secure, and controlled manner. Last but not least is The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights striving to improve the health and human rights of criminal justice populations by effectively address the dimensions of public health and human rights crisis of the prison population into law, policies, and practices. One of their goals is to advance the continuum of health care for prisoners from admission through their release into the

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