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I disagree with Melinda when she says that it is a ‘waste’ to let the prisoners live. Although it may be more economically viable to ‘dispose’ of the prisoners, is it really the right thing to do? Treating prisoners as non-human objects to be discarded? I think that human life is precious that cannot be judged simply in dollar value. They may be in a ‘little box’, they themselves may feel their life is wasted, but they should think on the contrary, as this is the best time to be productive to society. For instance, some prisoners produce art that can be contribute to society and ‘bring light and hope to broken, dysfunctional lives’ of the prisoners (James, Erwin). It is also serves to allow prisoners to remorse for their past actions. Melinda only partially interpreted of the eighth amendment when she defines ‘cruel’. I would like to add that the Eighth Amendment points out the punishment to be both ‘cruel and unusual’. The Supreme Court defines ‘cruel and unusual’ as the ‘intentional infliction of pain, suffering or
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This note was uploaded on 08/17/2011 for the course GOVT 2305 taught by Professor Nwachie during the Spring '09 term at Austin Community College.

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