Month: June 2013
Sex offense is considered to be the worst kind of criminal offense against individuals and societal values. Sex offenders are considered to be the lowest of the low in the society, even in prisons. Sex offenses are deformed human behaviour, many times a result of degenerative thinking or psychological stress or bad childhood experiences. Society has always struggled with finding the best ways to protect its people from sex offenders. The only effective solution found so far is to keep them at the periphery of the society, and away from people who could be harmed by them.
Many of us use the term “cruel and unusual punishment” in a colloquial way. For example, “sitting through my niece’s modern dance recital was cruel and unusual punishment” or “looking at her 80’s revival outfit was cruel and unusual punishment.” Despite the informal conversations we insert this saying into, its roots are very formal and notable—the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States of America.
From a very young age human beings are programmed to suffer the consequences of their wrong doings – be it stealing an ice cream cone or robbing a bank. Very few of us try to understand the purpose behind such chastisement; it is to improve, to pay the dues and get back into the ‘good life’. This concept is most clear to those who are spending or have spent time in prison. Convicts - ex and present- realize the magnitude of their transgressions during the extended, solitary and challenging life in prison. Which brings us to the question whether we, as a society, want them in prison for our well-being, theirs or just to see them suffer?
Posting bail in Salt Lake City requires preparation. A bail is an amount that is set by the court as an assurance that the accused will appear in court after the initial release. Every day, a significant number of individuals face legal charges, and most of them do not have the financial capacity to post bail instantly.