When Cops Become Criminals

Violations of rights in prison

About Me

My name is Tyler and this flyer was created as part of a school project to inform people about human rights violation in prison. Scan this QR code to access my online flyer and links.
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Overview

Inmates are abused far too much, both physically and mentally. According to a group of authors on the topic of human rights say this about human rights in prison. "Human rights and, in some cases, even basic standards of decency are unmet" (Moller, Fraser, and Gatherer).

Inmates' Rights

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.

Additional Information

"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.

Action Against Abuse

One of the biggest organizations who are combating the atrocity that is abuse of incarcerated people is Amnesty International. Like many others, the organization is taking action against abuse through the spread of information and educating others on the matter.