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Should Long-term Solitary Confinement Be Stopped?
Long-term solitary confinement should be stopped.
Solitary confinement harms mental health, and thus promotes anti-social and criminal behavior.
Solitary confinement comes at a significant financial cost to the state.
Solitary confinement is used in a discriminatory fashion, adversely affecting some members of the prison population.
Solitary confinement is excessively harmful for those who are put in it.
Solitary confinement is inhumane treatment of prisoners and therefore morally wrong.
While there are some cases where prison should be used as a punishment, for the most part it should seek to reform its inmates. Solitary confinement is a brutal form of punishment that tears apart those subjected to it, there is no reform in solitary confinement.
Solitary confinement is a good way of achieving retributive justice.
Solitary confinement is a necessary tool for keeping order and safety in prisons.
Solitary confinement can be used to prevent illegal activity both within and outside of the prison.
Solitary confinement gives inmates time to reflect upon their actions without distraction.
Civil asset forfeiture should be banned in the United States.
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