Inside Look

The Migration of U.S. Prisoners to Local Jails is Misguided

By: Haley Bates, EKU Corrections and Juvenile Justice Student

The Ethics of Punishment and Rehabilitation: Part III

By: Dr. Betsy Matthews, coordinator of the EKU Online Corrections and Juvenile Justice Program

The Ethics of Punishment and Rehabilitation: Part II

What Constitutes Fair Punishment? Is Incarceration the Answer?

By: Dr. Betsy Matthews, coordinator of the EKU Online Corrections and Juvenile Justice Program

The Ethics of Punishment and Rehabilitation: Part I

By: Dr. Betsy Matthews, coordinator of the EKU Online Corrections and Juvenile Justice Program

How and Why Do We Punish in the United States?

Public vs. Private Prisons: Why is Everyone Talking?

There are currently 1,506,800 people incarcerated in the United States according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Our nation has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. Where do we house all of these people? In the U.S., these 1.5 million people are being held in either public prisons or private prisons.