He's going to be in prison for the rest of his life so I think the rehabilitation angle is kind of moot.
If the man feels safe being out in general population, put him there. It's not like he is some little small white guy who will get repeatedly raped. If anything I would worry for the safety of the general population with this guy free to roam among them.
That said, I'm not sure that I agree that the jail authorities are not proceeding appropriately. They've said he may be released to General Population once they get a better handle on what the risks are to him there. Seems reasonable to me to keep him isolated for a few weeks first. It's true that people not yet convicted of a crime should probably be afforded somewhat better conditions than he's currently living in -- but that's a problem that goes way beyond Aaron Hernandez.
They're keeping him in solitary confinement because they feel its the safest place for him. Not to torture or punish him. The ACLU has an agenda. If he was locked up alone in a country club they would still argue that he's innocent until proven guilty.
I also know why they're keeping him isolated -- and, as I said, I think they're probably doing what is appropriate at this point.
Of course the ACLU has an agenda -- protecting civil liberties of Americans is their agenda, as they openly admit. And if he were locked up in a country club, he WOULD still be innocent until proven guilty. Duh...
In my post, I was responding to many of the posts in this thread that argue that it doesn't matter how he's treated because of what he did. My point is, until it's proven, he must be treated as someone who is presumed innocent. That doesn't mean there's not reasonable justification for keeping him confined, and that there's not reasonable justification for keeping him isolated from other inmates at this point as well. But keeping him in a tiny cell with no human interaction BEFORE he's proven guilty...I'm not sure there's reasonable justification for THAT kind of treatment, particularly before conviction.
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I love how its assumed a small white guy is the poster child for prison rape. Classic.It's not like he is some little small white guy who will get repeatedly raped.
The idea that their goal is protecting the civil liberties of Americans sounds nice. But their agenda here is that they believe that incarceration should only be used as a last resort. Even if AH was found guilty.
They want him out. Not as concerned with where he is. it's not happening.
I have the right to disagree, publicly. Thats the idea that the ACLU was founded on almost 100 years ago.
The ACLU: so gay, they're Pasts* fans.
seems like a pretty big leap to me to say that because the ACLU is raising concerns about the conditions he's being kept in, that they obviously want him out altogether. but I do agree that the they probably would say that incarceration BEFORE someone is convicted should only be used as a last resort. in fact, I think anyone who understands and endorses the concepts the American legal system is built on would say that. People are only held in jail before being tried and convicted because a judge determines there's no other option that would ensure public safety or prevent then from fleeing. It IS supposed to be seen as a last resort. If there was another way to ensure those two things, I believe that the ACLU (and hopefully the entire legal community) would be in favor of it. keeping him in jail now should not be to punish him, or to bow to public opinion. but I see no indication that the ACLU believes there is another option in this case...they just seem to believe that keeping him effectively in solitary confinement is not justified.
Stop giving rights to people who kill, rape or molest people!! We need to kill more people for these crimes!!
not the authority's fault...
had Hernandez NOT been a suspect in a gangland style murder, had NOT been a flight risk and had NOT been a one time member of the Don Krafteleone Patriot Way Organized Crime Syndicate, he probably could have gotten bail and not been in jail
He made the choices, F him
I haven't seen the other guys in his prison, but Hernandez is a beast. An NFL caliber athlete built like a tank with a murderous personality. My money is on him doing more of the pitching than catching....
Hernandez will be in prison with guys like that. Guys who have decades in prison and decades to go. Guys who are are stone cold killers.
He needs to watch himself or he will end up like Dahmer.