Final assignment Essay

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Parts are due Saturday 6pm
­ Final Op­ED and Research Paper Drafts at End of Document
­ If you may also cite your used sources in the Work Cited at the end of the document Group Meeting at Sunday Night at Cox Computing Center at 8pm again! Thank
You! =) Document for final assignment Topic:
Invisible punishment has created a condition of limited socioeconomic mobility for persons of color. Thesis:

Intro:
Tale of fictional person unable to escape? http://www.businessinsider.com/getting­a­job­after­prison­2014­10 this one possibly
Point 1:
Disenfranchisement
Point 2:
Employment hiring practices, perhaps the counterargument?
Point 3:
Counterargument and rebuttal to the counterargument
Conclusion:

Points not necessarily in order Divison of labor:
Kevin:
Introduction Paragraph; To Be Sure; Conclusion
Solanda:
Economic rights
Yichao:
Human Rights Paragraph
Asher:
Voting rights Mass incarceration causes inequality in the labor market by removing potential workers, eroding the already shaky job skills of the incarcerated, and stigmatizing the formerly incarcerated (Western et al. 2002). Sources for Op­Ed about invisible Stigma:

http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/justice­and­prison­reform/prison­reform­and­alternatives
­to­imprisonment.html

http://www.economist.com/node/1270755 http://www.communitychange.org/life_long_stigma_ex_prisoner/ http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc93288/m2/1/high_res_d/THREE%20Edwa rds%20LaShonda.pdf http://money.cnn.com/2009/11/11/news/economy/convict_employment/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4103667/ http://www.essence.com/2013/04/11/life­after­prison­battling­stigma/ http://pun.sagepub.com/content/14/5/564.abstract http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp­dyn/content/article/2009/09/05/AR2009090501018. html Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/getting­a­job­after­prison­2014­10#ixzz3YSQzfmH0 http://www.pewtrusts.org/~/media/legacy/uploadedfiles/pcs_assets/2010/CollateralCosts
1pdf.pdf

Sources that Might Help for Research Paper (General Overview) http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2015/02/mass_incarceration_a_p rovocative_new_theory_for_why_so_many_americans_are.2.html http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/25/opinion/sunday/end­mass­incarceration­now.html?
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http://strongreturns.org/mission/

https://news.vice.com/article/the­mass­incarceration­problem­in­america

Op­Ed Rough Draft Introduction Have you ever felt indirectly punished in life? This perspective is felt among all but is especially relevant to the formerly incarcerated who face “invisible punishment” during post­incarceration. Former prisoners specifically have to deal with potential discrimination in keeping basic human rights, such as fairly obtaining employment despite their past criminal conviction. For example, Richard Cobbs, a former felon, only obtained ten interviews after applying to 75 jobs within four years after being released from prison. Although Cobbs has experience in culinary arts, employers had a challenging time overlooking his past criminal history. Knowing that 60% of the formerly incarcerated in New York are unemployed after one year of being released, one can be assured that there are many lives similar to Cobbs’ story. Thus, invisible punishment prevents the formerly incarcerated from experiencing upward socioeconomic mobility by establishing difficult barriers while transitioning to society in fundamental areas in suffrage, residency, and employment. Point 1
Disenfranchisement is one of the invisible punishments faced by the formerly incarcerated. In recent decades, the U.S. has chosen to revoke the rights of convicted felons of the right to vote. As a result, former felons do not have the option to exercise their right to elect representatives to advocate on their behalf. One cannot protect their own political rights against politicians or the…