Incarceration - Physical, Mental & Emotional ?

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    Nov 08, 2011 3:58 PM GMT
    Incarceration is the detention of a person in prison or jail, typically as punishment for a crime. While I can understand the physical aspects of this, I would think there have to also be mental and emotional aspects also.

    Do you agree?
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    Nov 08, 2011 5:15 PM GMT
    SinCityGuy saidIncarceration is the detention of a person in prison or jail, typically as punishment for a crime. While I can understand the physical aspects of this, I would think there have to also be mental and emotional aspects also.

    Do you agree?


    Yes and I think they far outweigh the physical aspects. One is so deprived in a prison that it is hard to imagine anyone not having any issues. Prisoners are deprived of love, sex, liberty, deprived of emotional and intellectual stimulation. Deprived of "life".I can only imagine how it will bite them from the inside. It is even worse if they are in a solitary cell. However, is this treatment anyway beneficial to the society? Shouldn't the purpose be to reintegrate in the community and rehabilitation? After all they are going to come out one day and authorities should focus on how they can be reintegrated back in our society. Of course punishment is important too.

    Also, in many countries (third world) some people might go to jail on purpose. In India, some poor people would only commit crime to go to jail. Jail gives them shelter, food and water to survive. Many of these people are starved to death that they would go to any extent to get that. For them, life in a prison can be heavenly . Sometimes, the government call it on to themselves. Most of the money that should go to development of poor and the needy ones goes into the pocket of corrupt officials. Look who is the bigger criminal here?

    Food and water is a human right.