Read the Crosscurrents in Chapter 12 carefully, noting how they illustrate issues covered in the chapter.
Find items that exemplify, explain, or even appear to contradict topics from Chapter 12. Write short summaries of these items in the spaces provided. If possible, find one local item and one national item. Suggested topics are listed below.
|Prison life||Working in the prison|
|Prison gangs||Courts and the prison|
|Pelican Bay State Prison||The Eighth Amendment|
|Prison violence||The Fourteenth Amendment (due process)|
|Prison riots||The Fourteenth Amendment (equal protection)|
|Attica prison riot||Private prisons|
|New Mexico prison riot|