Topic 1: Transmission of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Prisons
Consider the following questions as you discuss the associated issues of sexually transmitted diseases in prisons.
What efforts have taken place to reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases in prisons? Why has so little attention been paid to sexually transmitted diseases? Should the state be liable for failing to protect inmates while in control of the state? Why or why not? Should an inmate be able to file suit against the state if the inmate contracts a sexually transmitted disease in prison? Should prisons issue condoms in an effort to reduce the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases? What prevention programs are being implemented to address this issue? Explain your answers.
Topic 2: Weekly Research Discussion
Research and locate a news article or op-ed that addresses an issue you believe is relevant to the unit. This resource must address a critical or controversial issue. Please post the article and indicate why it is indeed a critical or controversial issue.