Mass Incarceration

Cover these 3 questions in the paper:

  1. Does California have a mass incarceration problem, a disparity problem or do the numbers simply reflect the state of crime in California?
  2. Does the Federal government (prisons) have a mass incarceration problem, a disparity problem or do the numbers simply reflect the state of crime being prosecuted pursuant to federal statutes?
  3. What does California and the federal government need to do to deal with the reality or the perception of mass incarceration?
    Remember your population numbers, crime data, role of gangs and prison populations as well as committing offenses in your consideration.