Jails, Prisons, & the Lived Experience

Overview

In this module, we will review course material and discuss the myriad issues concerning our correctional facilities – jails and prisons – and the experiences of those connected to these institutions.

By the end of the module, you will: 

  1. Understand the difference between jails and prisons
  2. Be knowledgable of the challenges facing these facilities and the people connected to them (staff and those who are incarcerated)
  3. Understand and describe the collateral consequences associated with mass incarceration efforts
  4. Consider the pathway of prison abolition

Readings:

Jails

Prisons

Lectures

Jails

Prisons

Assignments