Ala. Women’s Prison Has “Unabated” Culture Of Sexual Abuse, Harassment: DOJ Report

Ala. Women’s Prison Has “Unabated” Culture Of Sexual Abuse, Harassment: DOJ Report – http://huff.to/YZo3T6

Polygraphs detect reaction to a question and the interpretation is based on a philosophical standpoint that isn’t empirical and is only likely to catch basically nice people that made a mistake.  And giving false negatives for psychopaths and false positives for people with a history of suffering abuse, for whom accusations are a trigger for anxiety.

To my mind if questioning builds up to a key question about something horrible and the person doesn’t react, he’s probably guilty.  It’s stone cold, normal people with emotions aren’t like that.  Either guilty or doing something to mask signs, or something else that stops normal human reactions.

In cases of rape allegations it’s an irrelevant digression as well.  The emphasis should be on forensics.  That means DNA but not just DNA.  A lot of contact means a lot of transfer.

One preventative measure, in addition to cameras, have every person in a prison, guard or inmate, have an ankle braclet that gives location to the foot.   Keep the data forever and it could be used to undermine all kinds of illicit prison activity and promote safety.

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