Friday, February 25, 2005

Prison Segregation.



The Supreme Court ruled 5-3 against racial segregation in California's prisons. I applaud the ruling. The argument in favor of segregation goes something like, "It'll help prevent violence." Hasn't that always been the argument in favor of racial segregation? If people are sent to prison to be rehabilitated, shouldn't part of their rehabilitation include racial harmony? I understand that the prison system is a tough place and that it's not your normal social construct. Still, I think prisoners may benefit from learning to get along.

2 Comments:

Blogger mindful said...

It's also interesting to read the two dissents. Justices Thomas thought the majority went too far, and Justice Stevens thought they didn't go far enough!

2:11 PM  
Blogger Vavoom said...

mindful: Yes, I took a look at the dissents. Interesting indeed...

2:17 AM  

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