Tag: prison system

Research shows impact of juvenile court system

Sharon Davis, professor of sociology, talks about the issues surrounding the juvenile court system and low income families on Tuesday at the weekly faculty lecture series held in the Campus Center Ballroom.

Inmate firefighters save lives

As fires raged across California last month, more than 1,500 inmates traded their prison issue jumpsuits for flame retardant gear and faced unrelenting flames, smoke and ash.

Private prisons prioritize profits

The Trump administration has reversed an Obama-era executive order that gradually diminished the use of private prisons for federal inmates, a decision that reflects more heavily on Trump’s connections with the private prison industry than it does on Trump’s concern for the country’s well-being.

Prison strike deserves attention

On Sept. 9, many federal and state prisons and county jails became the grounds for the largest inmate strike in U.S. history. The strike was a mass refusal, by inmates across 24 states, to continue to be forced into free labor by the prison system. Small protests in support of the prison strike called the forced labor of inmates a form of modern slavery.

Letter to the Editor

Regarding March 7’s editorial, “USA: Prison capital of the world,” I think that when asserting that, “for all the money spent on corrections today, there has yet to be a clear and convincing improvement in pubic safety,” the staff of the Campus Times should have actually cited some sort of evidence or study to back up this claim, as many experts on crime would disagree.

USA: Prison capital of the world

Congratulations to the wonderful United States of America, a country in which citizens are given the chance to be protected by the freedoms of speech, religion, press and expression.

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