Chain Gangs

TitleChain Gangs
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of PublicationSubmitted
AuthorsLadenson, R
Corporate Authorsof Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT
Date Published02/1996
PublisherCenter for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCriminal Justice , Social Justice
AbstractIn 1995 Florida followed the lead of Arizona and Alabama in bringing back chain gangs, the practice of putting prison inmates in leg irons to work along road sides under armed guard. The inmates in Florida will be shackled individually and provided latrines, hot meals, and protection to prevent chaffing from the leg irons. The American Civil Liberties Union, however, is considering legal action to have chain gangs declared an unconstitutional form of cruel and unusual punishment.
NotesCase study from the February 3, 1996 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Copyright, Robert Ladenson, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1996.
URLhttp://ethics.iit.edu/EEL/Chain%20Gangs.pdf
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