Criminal Sentencing and Casualties of the 'War on Drugs'Our prisons are overflowing and the costs in human and monetary terms are enormous. How and why have we sentenced the over 2.2 million adults currently in our prison systems? This class discusses how judges decide criminal sentences and how politicians control those sentencing decisions. We discuss the impact of the “War on Drugs”, the fact that more than half of all federal prisoners are serving sentences for drug offenses, and the huge proportion of drug-related offenders in our state prisons. Alternative approaches to drug abuse are discussed.
|Event Type||:||Study Groups|
|Category||:||Current Events, Law, Policy and Politics|
|Date(s)||:||03/29/2017||Day of Week||:||Wednesday|
|Location||:||Turner Senior Resource Center, Campbell|
|Address||:||2401 Plymouth Rd, Suite C,|
Ann Arbor, MI 48105