The Rise of Private Prisons

Thanks to the total failure of the drug war, issues with immigration, and the problem of mass incarceration in the United States, the topic of private prisons has started to become part of the political conversation, and it’s about time. 

There is no doubt that the United States has some serious issues in its judicial, immigration, and prison system, and these problems have numerous layers.… [Read more]

Lock ‘Em Up

Around the world the United States of America is still known as the ‘land of opportunity’. This nation is often thought of as the place where people are allowed to move beyond their circumstances and, if they work hard enough, not let their past dictate their future — but does that apply to everyone? What happens when mistakes are made along the way; will opportunities for advancement still present themselves or are some mistakes unforgivable?… [Read more]