Write a position paper about supermax prisons (essay format). 2. Explain your side on this issue and the opposing side.
– The purpose of a position paper or argument essay is to explain both sides of a controversy/issue…
Write a position paper about supermax prison
Supermax Prisons: Are they necessary?
Supermax prisons are “control-unit” prisons, or units within prisons, which represent the most secure levels of custody in the U.S. prison system. Over the last several decades, there has been a proliferation of supermax prison facilities. The justification for these prisons is that they are necessary to deal with high-risk, extremely dangerous or disruptive inmates in a prison population who need to be segregated for extended periods of time; the correctional goals are safety, order, control, and incapacitation of violent or disruptive inmates.
View the below YouTube video.
Colorado’s Toughest Prison National Geographic Prison Documentary 2017 #158
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YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruEcULHDbcs
Smith, D. R. (Producer) & Goldberg, R. (Producer). (2009). Lockdown: Inside the kill zone [Video file.]. National Geographic. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/ruEcULHDbcs
In-text citation: (Smith & Goldberg, 2009)
Firstly, write a position paper about supermax prisons (essay format).
Secondly, explain your side on this issue and the opposing side.
– The purpose of a position paper or argument essay is to explain both sides of a controversy/issue and discusses why one is stronger or better than the other.
– Highlight the differences between the opposing views.
Thirdly, discuss whether supermax prisons are necessary.
– Identify specific reasons.
Fourthly, use solid reasoning and factual evidence to persuade the reader that your view is more valid or advantageous than the opposing view.
Finally, identify one specific prison as an example (document the source of the example; e.g., The Miami Herald).
Firstly, your paper must be at least 3 pages (only). (Do not include the title page or reference page in your page count.) (Points will be deducted for not meeting [three full pages] or exceeding the page limit.)
Secondly, uour essay should be thorough, yet concise, and in your own words.
Thirdly, Proofread your paper before submitting.
Finally, you must use your textbook and at least two (2) other scholarly articles to support your position/findings.
Firstly, US DOJ – Evaluating the Effectiveness of Supermax Prisons by Daniel P. Mears (2006, January) https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/211971.pdf
Secondly, NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference Service)
Thirdly, NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.