Multimedia Resources

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Video Links

Video 1: How ‘the Incarceration Capital of America’ Embraced Criminal Justice Reform

Description: The video describes Louisiana’s experience with prison population reforms to decrease inmates to reduce costs.

Video 2: NYT: Federal Prisons Director Resigns Amid Kushner, Sessions Infighting on Prison Reform

Description: This video highlights the challenges of criminal justice reform at the national level as politics becomes intertwined with correctional reform.

Audio Links

Audio 1: The Private Prison Industry Is Making a Comeback

Description: This audio describes the resurgence of private prisons after a downturn in their use during the Obama Administration.

Audio 2: Nationwide Prison Strike Ends, but It’s Not Yet Clear If It Made a Difference

Description: This NPR audio clip discusses inmate protest of current treatment in prisons including living conditions and wage earnings.

Web Resources

Web 1: Low Unemployment Means a Criminal Record Is Less of a Hurdle

Description: This article discusses the trend in employment opportunities for persons with a criminal record.