Multimedia Resources

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Audio Link 21.1: Why For-Profit Prisons House More Inmates Of Color
Description: A new study by a UC-Berkeley graduate student has surprised a number of experts in the criminology field. Its main finding: Private prisons are packed with young people of color

Audio Link 21.2: Who Benefits When A Private Prison Comes To Town?
Description: Federal and state officials are increasingly contracting private companies to run prisons and immigration detention centers. Critics have long questioned the quality of private prisons and the promises of economic benefits where they are built. But proponents say private prisons not only save taxpayers money, but they also generate income for the surrounding community.

Video Link 21.1: The Future of Corrections
Description: This video discusses potential criminal justice reform efforts, including releasing elderly inmates.

Video Link 21.2: Sustainable practices lab at the Washington State Penitentiary gives back to community

Video Link 21.3: Sustainability in prisons

Video Link 21.4: Prisons for Profit
Description: Corporations are running many American prisons -- are they putting profits before prisoners?

Web Link 21.1: Using the federal budget to fuel decarceration
Description: Article discusses decarceration

Web Link 21.2: A World without Prisons
Description: Imagining A World Without Prisons For Communities Defined By Them