When Cops Become Criminals
Violations of rights in prison
In order to understand how rights are being violated, one must first learn what rights an inmate has. One of the most important ones is the Eight Amendment of the US Constitution. This amendment is quite possibly the most important to the protection of inmates, protecting them from cruel and unusual punishment.
Abuse in Minorities
A topic that has a lot of controversy surrounding it is discrimination and minorities. This is true in prisons too. Minorities face discrimination in prison just as much as the outside. This applies to sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, prejudice against the mentally ill, and more.
"In May 2013, inmates at East Mississippi Correctional Facility (EMCF), sued the state in U.S. District Court alleging 'barbaric and horrific conditions' at the facility" (Fischer) This is just one example of the many injustices and violations of the rights of prisoners throughout the United States and the world. Unfortunately, justice does not get served for the prisoners for how they were mistreated like the prisoners at EMCF.