November 21, 2018

Earlier this year, I wrote a blog post entitled "We treat everyone the same, right?" arguing that the American prison system is inherently flawed. Our current criminal justice system is not as just as Americans believe it is - in 2017, America incarcerated 693 of every 100,000 people. If you do not think that is a lot, think about it this way: that is five times Britain's, six times Canada's, and 15 times Japan's (The Economist, 2017). America in...

February 1, 2018

When was the last time you thought about educational programs in American prisons? Have you ever thought about it? Do you know anyone who is/was incarcerated? Do you know someone who got a Bachelor’s degree while they were in prison? Do you think educational programs for prisoners is a great idea? Do you believe it expands access to low income students? Do you think it’s a horrible idea? Do you think it’s taking away opportunities from potential...

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