prisons

It’s Official — Drug Abuse Is Not A ‘Black Problem’ Or A ‘Latino Problem’ (VIDEO)

It’s Official — Drug Abuse Is Not A ‘Black Problem’ Or A ‘Latino Problem’ (VIDEO)

A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that Whites, not Blacks or Hispanics, are most likely to abuse “hard drugs” (cocaine, PCP, hallucinogens, and opiates). The study examined a random sample of over 1,800 individuals processed at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago. The researchers then tracked […]

New York Prisoners Beat Harvard Undergraduates — In A Debate?

New York Prisoners Beat Harvard Undergraduates — In A Debate?

Pretty much everyone loves an underdog story. Especially when the underdog comes out on top. I believe that three men, who are incarcerated for violent crimes, would fit the description of “underdog.” So when these three men, serving their time at the Eastern New York Correctional Facility in the Catskills, beat a team of Harvard […]

Are We Using Prisons To Create Better Criminals?

Are We Using Prisons To Create Better Criminals?

Based on available data and respected studies the inequitable conviction rates based on race, drug offenses and economic disparity help bring the U.S. prison system to its present state of bursting at the seams. The high recidivism rate in the United States may explain why prisons are more effective at turning out better criminals than […]