First off, I am far more concerned with the sentence I had highlighted as that had nothing to do with the story of abuse having validity. It simply said (in other words) that abusing a prisoner is not a crime (regardless of this particular story).
Second off, talking about “jumping to conclusions” then perhaps just taking the word of those who work at the jail, the ones being accused, without anything else to back it up isn’t the best way to solely base your conclusion off.
Now, they could be telling the truth and this all could be a misunderstanding. I was not there personally to witness any of this happen nor I am personally there to investigate it. I simply read the article for personal curiosity and read the responses to see what others think about the case as well. I saw that sentence in your response the responded back after I read the rest of your statement.
That sentence is the entire reason I responded to anything pertaining to this article. My mind has not been made nor will it be until the accused is proven guilty. Either way what I stated still stands because the fact that she is in jail does not constitute anyone to abuse her or anyone else in jail regardless of whether they have or haven’t abused her already.
Hers and anyone else’s jail sentence is their punishment for their crime, which the court of law has decided justice will be served once they complete their sentence.
That equals out the crime committed so any further punishment for that particular crime, which isn’t court sanctioned, throws the scale of justice out of balance. That means there is now an injustice happening to an inmate which in fact makes them a victim of a legal crime.
They are humans too and they are eradicating the injustice they caused by the particular crime they committed solely by being in jail, so they are being or have been punished lawfully by being a convicted of a crime.
Everyone has been disciplined one way or another for their actions and most of us have committed a crime in some sort of way even if it’s as small as illegal parking somewhere, drinking alcohol before your 21, speeding, littering, drawing/writing something on a bathroom stall (vandalism), and the list goes on.
What’s far worse than the small crimes we have or will commit, is throwing out what makes humanity, an even somewhat, functioning society which is our morals. Society becomes one that is full anarchist, committing fallacious hypocrisy, when we start having unchallenged thoughts like the highlighted one you wrote.
A society, as the one aforementioned, can easily start off by socially accepting the thoughts of people who think we can acceptably commit doing what is commonly considered as unjust/immoral actions against others because they committed them first.
Unless you’re the actual legally sanctioned judge presiding over a case, then it is absolutely unacceptable for you or any other single person in the world (including all levels of law enforcement) to decide if any legal punishment is or is not acceptable for someone. Absolutely unacceptable for everyone, even for a judge, to decide any punishment that is not legally prohibited.
So yes, if anyone convicted of a crime is assaulted, harassed, and or tortured in any way then they are in fact a victim. To think otherwise is to have an identical mentality to that of a criminal which is a conscious just as guilty as those who are convicted criminals.