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Read the story below and answer the questions.
N.Y. prison break: Mitchell used baked goods to help killers, source says
The treatment and prison conditions surrounding the escape of two inmates from a New York State prison has become the subject of criticism and debate. Do you believe inmates serving life sentences should have access to hot plates and refrigerators inside the cells?
Should inmates serving long sentences be rewarded for good behavior at all?
The actions of correctional officers and lapses in security led to the escape of these two prisoners. How can prison administrators prevent personal relationships between inmates and corrections officers?
Do you think allowing females to work in male prisons and males to work in women’s prisons is a problem and should be restricted?
Read the article discussing the Supreme Court decision and DNA.
SCOTUS upholds DNA testing for serious arrests
Since the Supreme Court has determined that collecting DNA from people convicted of serious crimes is constitutional, how would you feel about collecting DNA from any person arrested for any crime – even misdemeanors?
The collection of DNA not only increases the ability to solve cases by arresting the offender but can also free innocent people who have been wrongfully convicted. If having samples of everyone’s DNA – arrested or not – would help free innocent people and put dangerous people in prison, would you voluntarily submit a sample of your DNA to the government? Why or why not?