"Sentencing Discount" Proposed for People Incarcerated in Super Max Prison
Date:  02-06-2020

Study recommends two days credit for every day confined in a super max
From The Crime Report:

Prisoners who are confined to solitary or supermax facilities should receive proportional reductions in their terms behind bars, proposes a forthcoming paper in the Santa Clara Law Review.

The proposal represents a step on the road to abolishing the “brutal” supermax system, which subjects incarcerees to physical and mental hardships that arguably violate the Constitution and represent a form of torture, say the paper authors. “We should send offenders to prison as punishment, not for punishment,” write Mirko Bagaric, Dean of Law at Swinburne University in Melbourne, and Jen Svilar, a juris doctor candidate at the University of Tennessee College of Law.

According to the authors, approximately 60,000 inmates are held in supermax conditions in prisons at any given time across the U.S., where they are kept in restrictive housing and isolated from the general population for at least 22 hours a day. Continue reading >>>