M7D1: Prison Overcrowding?

Some think that “get tough” policies are essential to keeping crime contained while others think this approach simply reinforces the problem of overcrowding. As you may recall, the State of Arizona had adopted a controversial approach to handling overcrowding in Maricopa County which was referred to as “Tent City”. This system has since closed however it will provide the basis for our discussion.Before responding to the discussion question, view the video, Lockdown: Tent City (Links to an external site.) [Video File][50 Min 22 Sec] (Segments 1 and 2) http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=http://digital.films.com.vlib.excelsior.edu/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=8496