The issue pertaining to the improvement of prison health care varies between populations, such as the informed American public, the correctional facility health workers, and the management of prison health care. In this post I will be evaluating and interpreting the significance of these populations varying opinions.
A Fight to Cool off:
(photo by Bryan Tarnowski, NYT)
In the article, “In U.S. Jails, a Constitutional Clash Over Air-Conditioning” by New York Times journalist, Alan Blinder, he describes the issue with temperature maintenance standards among U.S. correctional facilities. Over the years, judges from Arizona, Mississippi and Wisconsin declared that the incarceration in extreme hot or cold temperatures violates the Eighth Amendment because it is deemed as cruel and unusual punishment. New York Times readers shared their thoughts on determining whether or not withholding air-conditioning for prisoners breaks the Eighth Amendment. On the site, there is a section where readers can post comments about the given article and it’s separated in three sections: all (comments), reader’s picks, and NYT picks. The top comments in the reader’s picks section are the most agreed upon comments from NYT readers.
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