Discussion Post

  • conduct research on the merits of prison reform.
    • The  is a good place to start your research.

The Colson Task Force issued a report calling for the federal Bureau of Prisons to reduce its population by 60,000 inmates and to reserve mandatory minimums for violent offenders only. It also urged Congress to create a path for prisoners who have served more than 15 years to apply for shorter sentences by asking their judges to give their cases a second look.

Please respond to the following in a substantive post:

  • Defend reforms such as these to those who take a tough-on-crime stance.
  • Share evidence that supports your argument with your classmates.