Prisoner Rights

A comparative analysis of the rights of prisoners in the U.S.A., Russia, England, Germany, Japan, and France.

This paper discusses how, as the world continues to globalize, different societies are finding out about each other’s habits and ways and how one of the most controversial issues on earth is the issue of human rights. In particular, it looks at how human right for prisoners is a topic that is not viewed in the same way as human rights for non-prisoners and how the rights of prisoners have been a sensitive issue for many nations within their own boundaries. It explores how industrialized nations vary widely on the rights they permit those that they have arrested or incarcerated and analyzes six nations that, for the most part, agree on human right issues, but have significant discrepancies in the rights that their prisoners are afforded. France, Japan, Germany, Russia, England and the United States have all shared trade, imports and exports, finances and other important things, yet they have never standardized the treatment of their prisoners.
Japan on the other hand is violent and brutal when compared to France or the United States in its treatment of prisoners. Japan prisoners can be brutalized without repercussion for those acts.
JAPAN’S treatment of prisoners and detainees is cruel, abusive and sometimes lethal(Death and torture in Japan’s prisons http://www.hrdc.net/sahrdc/hrfchr59/Issue2/Japan.htm). Although Japan is Asia’s wealthiest democracy and has one of the lowest crime rates in the world, those who are suspected of breaking Japan’s laws face a staggeringly draconian penal system. The recent killing of a prisoner through the application of a leather handcuff has brought renewed calls for action, and necessitates that the Commission on Human Rights pressure Japan to reform its prisons(Death and torture in Japan’s prisons.”

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