Making a Profit from Incarceration – The Human Rights Concern of Contract Prisons

 The country was first introduced to for-profit or “contract” prisons as a response to the influx of immigrants as well as overall increasing incarceration rates during the 1980s. The decade between 1980-1990 saw the greatest growth in state incarceration rates. The 107 percent change is largely attributed to greater enforcement of drug-related offenses[1]. Contract prisons…

Human Rights and the Education System of the United States

This article aims to give a general overview of the human rights concerns within our domestic education system, and to draw attention to an accumulating education debt that questions the legitimacy of the statement — “equal opportunity for all.” As is evident from the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review, the United States…