Mar 22, 2011

Justice & Law: Monday Night

We are all geared up and ready for an exciting first day in Boston.  We will be meeting law students from Boston University starting tomorrow afternoon, followed by a tour of the Suffolk County Jail on Wednesday and an interview with a public defender.


Hans Mundahl said...

Such a great plan - it really helps that you've led this trip before and know how to help the students get the most from the experience.

frame's chemistry said...

on our way to our first interview with law students at Boston University. We are having lunch on Commonwealth Ave then onward!

frame's chemistry said...

Our visit with the BU law students was very interesting and informing. -Kim

We all visited the law students at BU and learned many interesting things, such as the difference between a public defendant and a prosecutor! -kyra

The BU students were enthusiastic to describe what their future occupations demand. The overall meaning of law was defined through more specifically prosecution, defense, and justice as a whole. Many different scenarios were drawn frown to explain fully what a lawyer's job is. -Maddy

The BU students were very open to share their thoughts on their positions in law. It was interesting to hear what they had to say and what their opinions were.

The experience was unreal.

The students were open and it was easy communication.

Talking with the students at BU was a great experience and I learned a lot of things that many people might not n
Know... Your innocent until proven guilty

I learned a lot of new thingsnthat will come in handy later in life....Liam

talker with law students from BU and learned more about criminal justice system in the USA. it was an interesting conversation.

I gained alot of advice from talking with the law students, it really put the whole Idea of racial profiling and unfair justice into prospective.

Hans Mundahl said...

Nice use of comments to reflect on your experience!

frame's chemistry said...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 (9:00-12:00am)
Our group visited the Suffolk County Jail where we were toured throughout the first, second, and third floor of the six story building holding 1,200 inmates in 12 separate units. The building's purpose is to maintain and detain solely men who have been accused of a crime and are waiting to defend themselves in trial. Known as a maximum level jail, the Suffolk County Jail provides a temporary home to males of all levels of criminal offenses. Something quite memorable was the jail-mate's ability to secretly chisel out shanks (prison weapons) out of nearly anything, including sporks, toothbrushes, outlet covers, and even soap. In such a lifestyle, sandwiches include two slices of bread with bologna and a possible lockdown of 23 hours per day. In conclusion, we unanimously agreed that prison life is not much of a life at all.

frame's chemistry said...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 (2:30-3:30)
Our group met with a public defender to discuss the statistics dealing with prison, crime, and race. Joshua, the defendant, informed us with some alarming facts such as that crime has actually decreased these past thirty years in spite of the nation's 8X increase of media coverage on crime. Race became an interesting topic, apparently many more non-caucasian individuals are accused, pulled over, etc, than Caucasians simply because of their race. In saying that, the Caucasians pulled over are more likely to have actually committed a crime. The next question was then, of course, what causes this inequality? The education, poverty, unemployment, and even racial issues in this country has for formed what the prisons look like in today's society.