Essay about Prisoners Mistreated in California's Corcoran State Prison

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In the case of the California’s Corcoran State Prison the prisoners were being mistreated. The situation that brought this case to the forefront was Dryburgh (2009) found that “Preston Tate was shot and fatally wounded by a corrections officer after Tate and his cellmate fought against two rival Hispanic gang member. Tate death was at the hands of a prison guard prompted two whistle – blowers to approach the FBI with tales of abuse and brutality toward inmates by correction officers”. Moreover, this was not the first time that an inmate had been shot by a correctional officer.
In addition, according to, Dryburgh (2009) also founded that “a state inquiry into the shooting at Corcoran found that twenty-four of the thirty-one shooting were classified as deadly or serious were justified, and the system of investigating shooting was “serious flawed”. The correctional would misrepresent reports in order to make the shooting believable. The death or injury of these inmates was neglect and abuse of the correctional officer because, they would place rival gangs members into cells so that their recreation time would be the same time as the other rival gangs; knowing that there would be a physical altercation between the two.
Ethical Issue exits when completing or conflicting ethical principles or values are embedded in a practical problem Cooper (2009).”Possible course of action that the correctional officers could have taken was went to their immediate supervisors when these…