Essay on Summary Of ' The Caging Of America '
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Sheriff Thomas J Dart declared that in 2014 “Chicago’s Cook County Jail was the states largest psychiatric hospital”. Dart goes on to say that the people who end up in jail are mainly charged with “crimes of survival” such as prostitution and trespassing (Glazer 244). Sheriff Dart proclaims, “they are for the most part good people who suffer from an illness beyond their control and simply need their government to have it’s priorities straight.” (Glazer, 244)
Unions representing prison guards defend the use of solitary confinement as necessary to keep inmates from harming themselves or others (Glazer 243). I agree that the use of solitary confinement should be used as a tool to keep inmates from harming themselves and others.…