1. Has the neglect of women’s corrections really been benign? Do you believe the concentration on..

  1. Has the neglect of women’s corrections really been benign? Do you believe the concentration on male offenders is justified? Why or why not? Are there significant consequences to the lack of attention paid to women’s institutions? What are some of these consequences?
  2. An increasing percentage of prison inmates are incarcerated for drug offenses, a direct result of the so-called “war on drugs” which has been actively waged in the United States since it was declared by President Reagan in 1982. Is incarceration of drug offenders an effective use of prison space? Has the “war on drugs” made any headway? What problems do you see in the current policy on drug offenders? What alternatives would you suggest, and why?