SPA 8 - Chris Stanton SPA#8 Section 205 I believe that the...

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Chris Stanton SPA #8, Section 205 I believe that the use of humans, whether they are prisoners or not, always will present ethical issues in any situation. Unfortunately, experimentation on humans in some situations is exactly what is needed in science to come to a precise conclusion, but since it is usually very unethical to test on humans, scientists are left to either use different subjects or rework their own hypotheses. The effects of the use of humans in experiments like those in the Tuskegee Study or the prisoners in Holmesburg Prison can be used to illustrate what about those particular experiments was right or wrong. Despite the problems associated with the Holmesburg situation, I do feel that using prisoners to study certain diseases, such as HIV or Hepatitis C, could be very advantageous to the general human race. In Urbina’s article, a former prisoner names Leodus Jones claims that the committee’s report to use prisoners in experiments again “…moves us back in a very bad direction”. Even though his views are certainly biased, having lived through the
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