The Pros And Cons Of Political Prisoners

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“Political Prisoner” is a term used to describe people/groups that are imprisoned for their political beliefs. These people have opposed or criticized the government in someway. Often people use the term “political prisoner” broadly and they only understand it narrowly, tantamounting it to prisoner of conscience. The United States government denies that they have political prisoner, but it is no doubt that they actually do. This is the opinion of a blogger has more knowledge than most on the subject, “This imprisonment is not random; it is for the purposes of racist and capitalist hegemony.”(Danny Pforte) There are political prisoners in prison now with diseases, who have died from them, and the ones who have not are not being let out for medical…show more content…
If they are legitimately charged with something it is often treason, espionage or something else. If they deem you suspicious then they can come into anyones home, take things, go through personal items and they do not even need a search warrant. They do not even have to give an explanation as to why they are searching your home and if they decide to make an arrest they do not have to say why either. They can charge someone with a crime that is completely stupid and there is nothing anyone can do about it, they do not even have to tell your family. The American government likes to deny the fact that they have political prisoners, but there is no doubt that they do. They are put in federal prison, possibly at Fort Leavenworth in Texas or Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Even after a political prisoner has served his/her sentence, the government will fabricate a charge to keep that person locked away. The government does not care about said political prisoner, they do not care how long they have to be kept away, as long as they are, and sometimes they are never set…show more content…
It was signed into law by George W. Bush on October 26, 2001, and is the reason the government can now use some forms of torture on its political prisoners, for example waterboarding. There is a concern for the long-term political prisoners. They age in jail, they get older and the prison health care system is an atrocity. At least six people in federal prison has become extremely ill or has died. The stress that prison adds to the people getting older in prison can lead to high blood pressure, and even diabetes. The focus is not just on the United States though, there are political prisoners in every country. A more famous political prisoner would be Nelson Mandela. Mandela was thought of as a revolutionary, he was anti-apartheid, and he opposed/criticised his government, which is exactly what a political prisoner does. He was arrested in 1963 for conspiracy to overthrow the government and was sentenced to life imprisonment but, he only spent 27 years of his life sentence in prison, and some prisoners spend even longer than that or never make it out at

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