discussion post 300 word count 10

In 2015, President Obama made history by becoming the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. A video clip can be found here: http://mashable.com/2015/07/16/president-obama-federal-prison/#FqU8dpbzagqP

Based on your research and utilizing the proper terminology from your textbook, answer the questions below:

    1. Do you believe that harsher punishments are necessary to deter crime? Why or why not?
    2. Do you support the President’s position on the need for sentencing reform? Why or why not?
    3. Do you think judges should have more discretion in determining sentences for drug-related crimes? Why or why not?