Case Study Analysis: Violent or Forcible Assaults
The case study analysis: Violent or Forcible Assaults talks about prison inmates being raped while being imprisoned. During these rapes, the prisoners or inmates are subject to violent forceful sexual attacks. Many of these attacks are often leave the prisoner with concussions, broken bones, deep wounds, and other serious injuries. While these rapes are reported, many of them were overlooked or not investigated because of the amount of reported cases and no evidence to prove the allegations. During these attacks on prisoners, there was only one case reported that turn into a deadly situation in Texas. Another case was reported about prison rape and brought the victim and his rapist into the same room together. As a result of ...view middle of the document...
Showers, bathrooms, and other areas that allow more privacy are also where they are subject to occur.
According to the definition prison are long-time confinement facilities designed to hold those who have been sentenced to serve time for committing crimes. Prisons today are largely classified according to security level, such as maximum, medium, and minimum security. The person of a prisoner sentenced to imprisonment in the State prison is under the protection of the law, and any injury to this person, not authorized by law, is punishable in the same manner as if he were not convicted or sentenced. (Section 2650 of the California Penal Code) Prisoners’ rights, because they are constrained by the legitimate needs of imprisonment, can be thought of as conditional rights rather than absolute rights. (Schmalleger, 521) Conditional rights, because they are subject to the exigencies of imprisonment, bear a strong resemblance to privileges, which is not surprising since “privileges” were all that inmates officially had until the modern era. (Schmalleger, 521) The conditional rights of inmates fall under the following categories: Communication and visitation, religious freedom, access to the courts and legal assistance, medical care, protection from harm, and institutional punishment and discipline.
Even though it may seem like the prisoner deserved what they get while incarcerated, they also have right that the government allows to protect them while serving their sentencing. Although it seems that a prisoner should loose their rights, it only makes the government protect them even more. We cannot allow any more to happen to inmate that were not sentenced to happen. Prisoners are still citizens and have right to be protected from those who may want to harm them.
Schmalleger, Frank, 10th Ed. (2009). Criminal Justice Today. pp 520-524.
Section 2650 of the California Penal Code