Wrongful Convictions: How do they Impact Society?

By Erin Barrett Innocent or Guilty? As a society, we so often rely on the sentencing of our “criminals” in the court of law. We as citizens, put our faith in the science of the system to keep our societies safe. It has become such a norm that we trust the system, and believe someone…

Does prison visitation reduce recidivism?

By Joonbeom Bae Introduction In 2014, the United States held approximately 1,561,500 prisoners in state and federal correctional facilities. Compared to 2013, the number of the prisoners has decreased to around 15,400 prisoners. It means that numerous people had been released into society. Naturally, one of the prison’s characteristics is retaliation against what the criminals…