The Ethical Treatment of Prisoners Essay

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A Utilitarian View of Prison Labor & Behavioral Impact of Prisoners
INTRODUCTION
The ethical theory of utilitarianism and the perspective on relativism, of prison labor along with the relativism on criminal behavior of individuals incarcerated are two issues that need to be addressed. Does the utilitarianism of prisoner’s right laws actually protect them? Or are the unethical actions of the international and states right laws exploiting the prison labor? Unethical procedures that impact incarcerated individuals and correctional staff, the relativism of respect as people and not just prisoner’s; the safety of all inmates and correctional staff, are all issues worth continuous reflection.
LABOR & PRISONERS
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Using their labor as means for profit is not ethically correct. I’m not saying there is an easy answer; it involves many facets of virtues well within the prison system and the individuals themselves. Yet the utilitarian view of prison labor should not be a market of how many can monopolize these prisoners for their own selfish profit and be a continuum of globalization.
Both private operation of prisons and the private use of prisoners’ labor, they are part of a broader increase in the private subdivision involvement in the direct operation of correction facilities. This is related in the process of globalization. In respect for a better understanding of the impact of globalization and the capabilities of nation states to support their international legal obligations to protect primary human rights. While private involvement running prisons and exploitation of prisoners’ labor does contribute to globalization it has been a rule rather than an exception for some time. Beginning in the early 1930s Western states have dominated criminal justice purposes. (Fenwick, C. 2005).
In addition the exploitation of prisoner’s labor has been a continuing issue. Enforcement of prison labor by the state and the utilitarianism of international human rights law preserves state power, although are a focus of…