Topic: what are some of the main issues experienced by female prisoners discussed in this educational panel.
Type of paper: Essay (any type)
Discipline: Humanities : Women Studies
Format or citation style:APA
Hello students. One of the topics we will not be able to delve into is the subject of the prison industrial complex. As you may be aware, there is a large public awareness and debate that has gone on in recent years regarding how the creation of private prisons has contributed to “tough on crime” laws that have led to the dramatic increase of our prison population.
Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, has studied how this phenomenon has disproportionately impacted Black and Latino men who make up the majority of the prison population. While much work has been written on how this impacted men, much less has been said how the prison industrial impacts women and female prisoners. For this extra credit assignment, watch the following YouTube video (at least the first hour). For your essay, discuss what are some of the main issues experienced by female prisoners discussed in this educational panel. The short essay should be double spaced, 250-300 words (more or less one page). You must cite examples such as quotes from the speakers in order to receive full credit. Failure to provide examples from the film will cause you to receive 0 points for doing the assignment.