Mass Incarceration is a big deal. But there is a lot more going on with the prison system than meets the eye. Robby Soave, Associate Editor at Reason.com, explores the question of whether or not private prisons are the main reason for the unnaturally large prison population.
When soldiers return to serve as police officers, they bring a strong set of skills with them, but can also bring home a battlefield. Government policies and actions which are initially focused outside the US, have a tendency to come back around and significantly impact domestic governments back home. One major example of this effect […]
Trump, Clinton, and Bernie all agree — America’s criminal justice system is broken. Mandatory minimum sentences and harsh drug laws are driving a massive increase in the prison populations. Since the 1980s, the number of federal prisoners has jumped 850%, and the chance of being sent to prison for a drug crime rose by 350%. […]
The History of Police Militarization featuring Professor Abby Hall. In recent events, police brutality has been a major concern in America. What has led to the use of military-grade weapons and tactics among American police forces? Join the Learn Liberty staff at 1:30pm Thursday, 12/17 for a Periscope discussion of this video! https://www.periscope.tv/LearnLiberty
Has police brutality become an issue in America? From the Baltimore riots to Ferguson, the rise of police militarization has been a cause for concern. What do you think about the recent events involving police brutality?
The death penalty has been a topic of fierce debate for decades. From basic pros and cons lists to statistics supported cost analysis, the different arguments for or against capital punishment are well documented. But what happens when an innocent person is convicted and sentenced to die for a crime they did not commit? Even […]