Annotated Work Cited – Prison Reform

Annotated Work Cited


“How Conservatives Learned to Love Prison Reform.” Mother Jones. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.

This extremely useful article delved into the Conservatives’ views on prison reform as well as several key players on prison reform. It explains Newt Gingrich’s switch between pro prisons to pro prison reform. Not only this, but it explains other peoples points of view. It only focuses on the conservative point of view instead of a full perspective.


“The United States War on Drugs.” The United States War on Drugs. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan.2015.

This paper goes into extensive detail about the “drug war” within the United States. It provides plenty of helpful history and statistics dealing with this subject. It was a very helpful website.


“The Price of Food.” Economic and Political Weekly 11.37 (1976): 1495-497. Web.

This study of the cost of the incarceration system on the taxpayers goes into extreme detail into the economic downfall of the prisons. It provided me with several interesting statistics that specifically addressed the exact numbers dealing with paying for these institutions.  This article was extremely helpful in giving me information dealing with specific numbers.


“End Discrimination at Your Workplace.” End Discrimination at Your Workplace. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.

This was the “Ban the Box” campaign website, it allowed me to learn more about this cause. It taught about the banning of the box that former convicts have to fill out on their work applications. It turns out that if an employer sees the box checked, then they are less likely to hire them, this is discrimination. This was a very good website and very informative.


“California Proposition 47, Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiative (2014).” – Ballotpedia.N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.,_Reduced_Penalties_for_Some_Crimes_Initiative_%282014%29

This website is filled with information on the impact as well as the implications of Prop 47 on the prison system as well as the state of California. It was a simple but easy to navigate the website and I got the information that I needed. It was a simple and informative website that provided me with information that I didn’t know previously.


“United States Incarceration Rate.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.

This is another Wikipedia article dealing with a specific area of the prison system within America. The United States Incarceration Rate is a very large part of my essay and this Wikipedia article makes the answer very obvious. This Wikipedia article, among a lot of other Wikipedia articles was very helpful.


“Responsible Prison Reform Publications National Affairs.” Responsible Prison Reform Publications National Affairs. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2015.

This article written by Eli Loher deals with Responsible Prison Reform in America. Loher goes into detail about Crime and Punishment as well as humane detention, among other things. It gives a very lengthy and helpful overview of prison reform.


PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.

This website gives a timeline pertaining to the “war on drugs” as well as the way drugs are treated in America. It also provides major milestones through this back and forth between drugs, people, and money. This was really early in my research and it helped me figure out a mental map of the war on drugs.

“US Crime Rate Is Down: Six Key Reasons.” The Christian Science Monitor. The Christian Science Monitor, n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2015.


This site helped because I found why crime rates have decreased. This played a major role in my essay because it sets a baseline of the uselessness of the private prisons.



“Why For-Profit Prisons House More Inmates Of Color.” NPR. NPR, n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2015.

I was able to use evidence from this website to support the claim from my narrative. It gave a detailed overview of how the profit prisons profit from inmates of color.



“Will Private Prisons Finally Be Subject to the Freedom of Information Act?” Mother Jones. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2015.

This site also provided more evidence delving into the complexities of the prison system. It explained how the private prison systems are not subject to open records which is something normal prisons have to do.

“6 Shocking Revelations About How Private Prisons Make Their Money.”Alternet. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2015.

This article expanded my knowledge of how prisons make their money. It was really helpful in going into certain aspects of private prison systems that I hadn’t learned yet.


“John Ferguson.” Forbes. Forbes Magazine, n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2015.

This gave me the influence on where John Ferguson stands. This was a helpful article that gave me a person with a really specific and insightful opinion.


“Rehabilitate or Punish?” N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2015.

This Source was really helpful because it was a website that directly correlated with my narrative. It provided a lot of useful information and positively affected the writing of my narrative.





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