Essays on Prison

Inequality in Education: The School-to-Prison Pipeline

Abstract This research project aims to address the school-to-prison pipeline that often victimizes minority students. In schools all across the nation, minority students are criminalized hidden behind disciplinary policies and practices within the school. These practices put students in contact with law enforcement. Operation Misdirect aims to change this by misdirecting students from the school-to-prison...

Positive Personality Changes As a Result of Prison Reform

The concept of prison reform has been a widely debated subject for many years, specifically the mental aspect of prison reform. Current prison environment simply doesn’t foster behavior that may lead to positive personality changes that can lead to an individual reintegrating into society, rather it encourages toxic masculinity in the environment and leads to...
1303 Words 3 Pages

The Mass Incarceration Of African American Men In The United States

Introduction Whether or not explicit, power and privilege shape our understanding of crime and justice. This paper will aim to answer the research question, ‘how does the criminal justice system further racial disparities among African American males in the United States? ’ In order to answer this question, the intersectionality of race and class will...
2667 Words 6 Pages

The Rise In Mass Incarceration In The US

The United States has the highest incarceration rate among developed countries and the rest of the world. The question of “why” is always asked. In order to understand the answer to that question, a look back into history is necessary. There is no one specific time in history to point to that is the single...
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Mass Incarceration And Racial Segregation In US

How far is too far? Punishment is taken to an extreme in the American criminal justice system. America has 4% of the world’s people and 25% of the world’s incarcerated people. This is a major issue affecting communities of color. When reviewing America’s past, trends of white supremacy emerge from the roots of the nation....
1278 Words 3 Pages

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