Question 1: Death penalty cases. (Answer questions for either 2 movies under).
Watch the 48 Hours Video, A Grave Injustice available on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbWGgQoBB4A
Watch the PBS Special, A Death By Fire available at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/death-by-f…
Answer the following questions for either movie:
1.) What were the charges against the main individual in the movie you watched and what evidence did they have on him?
2.) Identify three problems with the state’s case against the individual in the movie you watched? Why are they problems?
3.) Why did the jury convict the individual in the movie? Give two reasons to support your thoughts.
4.) How did your thinking change in the case? Why? Give two reasons to support your opinion.
Question 2: (Answer questions for 300 words or so)
Many states are reexamining their prison systems. One area of change is examining the use of solitary confinement for young people the other is examining the role of prisons in society. Watch either Solitary (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/solitary-n…) Nation and answer the following questions in 300 words or so.
Question 3: Prisons in Texas. (choose one article and summary 400 words)
The Texas judicial system has been under fire for many years for problems. One of the issues has been for the state of prisons. No prison facility in the state has air conditioning and health care or other factors may suffer. This issue blew up in South Texas at a privately controlled prison, in which inmates rioted and tore the facility up.
Read one of the following articles and summarize it for your peers. Discuss the key points that they would need to know about prisons in Texas. I have picked some good ones. They are hyper linked below.
For full credit, your response / summary should be about 400 words.
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