Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Semester Project- The Prison Problem in the United States

The connection between increased, strict legislation against drug offenses and drastically increased number of prisoners has been made time and time again, yet this vast social problem has yet to have seen any light of improvement. The US is home to less than 5 percent of the world’s entire population, yet it houses 25 percent of the world’s prison population. In my article, I expose some revealing statistics on prisons in the United States and explore some analysis as to why this is happening.
My article can be viewed on this blog here.
My prezi can be viewed here.


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Johnson, Robert. "11 Stunning Facts About America's Prisons - Business Insider." Business Insider. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Dec. 2012. <http://www.businessinsider.com/11-facts-about-prisons-2011-7?op=1>.

Justice Policy Institute. "Gaming the System: How the Political Strategies of Private Prison Companies Promote Ineffective Incarceration Policies." justicepolicy. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Dec. 2012. <http:/http://www.justicepolicy.org/uploads/justicepolicy/documents/gaming_the_system_-_executive_summary.pdf>.

LIPTAK, ADAM. "Inmate Count in U.S. Dwarfs Other Nations’ - New York Times." The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Oct. 2012. <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/23/us/23prison.html?pagewanted=all>.

Reagan Foundation. "REAGANFOUNDATION.ORG | NANCY REAGAN : JUST SAY NO." Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library | Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Dec. 2012.

"Statistics on Prison Population Rates | P.a.p.-Blog, Human Rights Etc.." P.a.p.-Blog, Human Rights Etc. | Human rights from the perspective of politics, art, philosophy (hence p.a.p.), law, economics, statistics, psychology etc.. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Dec. 2012. <http://filipspagnoli.wordpress.com/stats-on-human-rights/statistics-on-freedom/statistics-on-prisoner-population-rates/#6>.

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