4th THE - 1 In Hudson V McMillan the U.S Supreme Court...

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1. In Hudson V. McMillan the U.S. Supreme Court decided that cruel and unusual punishment can still apply even if there are only minor injuries. Although that was the final conclusion of the Supreme Court there were still varying viewpoints within the justices themselves. Justice O’Connor, who wrote the opinion of the court, believed that cruel and unusual punishment can still be true even with minor injuries and must not meet all parts of the four part, all inclusive standard. Whereas Justice Thomas believed that all parts must be met in order to keep an objective standard. 2. The three main correctional systems used in the United States are detention facilities, jails, and prisons and each correctional system has a different use. Detention facilities house arrested persons awaiting trial or awaiting transfer to a correctional facility. Jails are places of confinement designed to hold persons for more than 48 hours and less than one year. Prisons are designed to house prisoners for a sentence of more than one year. 3. There are arguments both for and against privatizing correctional facilities. An argument for the privatization of correctional facilities is that it would decrease the amount of taxes that a citizen will have to pay because the state would not need any money in order to pay for the correctional facilities. An argument against privatizing correctional facilities is that who will govern these facilities and will the laws for each facility be the same.
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