Supermax Prisons: Increasing Security or Permitting Persecution?

This Note argues that assumptions based on tenuous, non-violent group affiliations should not serve as the sole basis for transfer to Supermaxes. This Note proposes that DOCs should use Supermaxes for their original intended purpose—to house the most invidious and dangerous inmates—and that DOCs should rely on actual evidence showing that inmates pose a threat to prison security before resorting to the extreme level of Supermax incapacitation.