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Proposition: Ahmad Amireh (Liberty High School) vs. Opposition: Justin White (Binghamton University)

Judge: Crystal Hall (West High School)

Resolution: This house believes that prisons should be abolished

  • Ahmad Amireh
    Ahmad Amireh
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    Justin White
    Justin White
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    Posted at April 27, 2015 06:12:11PM EST by Ahmad Amireh

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    http://www.stanfordlawreview.org/sites/default/files/articles/Volokh_0.pdf (Standford evidence, look under 2D pg 1221)

    http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fpapers.ssrn.com%2Fsol3%2Fpapers.cfm%3Fabstract_id%3D2492782&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNHItWxM3U5T6Usc-8OZ_O48-vpniw (search pdf for two Philadelphia judges)

    http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uscourts.gov%2Fuscourts%2FFederalCourts%2FPPS%2FFedprob%2F2004-06%2Fprisons.html&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNENtNjDFYh5veHtdU7oIBR1hitPDw (U of Southern Alabama search document for 28%)

    http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nij.gov%2Ftopics%2Fcorrections%2Frecidivism%2FPages%2Fwelcome.aspx&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNGIAnVaA0brqZvZFqx7HMtSvvgpiA (The National Institute of Justice, search 76.6 percent)

    http://nationinside.org/images/pdf/The_Relationship_between_Poverty_and_Mass_Incarceration.pdf (Legal Action Center, read 1st paragraph)

    http://scholarworks.umass.edu/open_access_dissertations/636/ (U of Massachusetts, search a 1 percent)

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/prisoners_rights (Cornell, read 1st paragraph)

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-29/five-stunning-facts-about-americas-prison-system-you-havent-heard (solitary confinement, read number 3)

    https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/09-1233.ZS.html (Brown v. Plata, read 1st paragraph)

    http://www.legalmatch.com/law-library/article/prisoner-rights-violation-lawyers.html (Roxanne Minott, read bullets 3 and 4)

    http://repository.law.umich.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1013&context=mjlr (Michigan Law Review, first paragraph of the conclusion)

    Posted at April 29, 2015 12:32:38AM EST by Justin White

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    Citations:

    http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/pji02.pdf

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/09/23/350928825/crime-falls-as-u-s-locks-up-fewer-people-attorney-general-holder-says

    http://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/education/effects-prison-education-programs-research-findings#

    http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_reports/RR500/RR564/RAND_RR564.sum.pdf

    http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/ecp.pdf

    http://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3752&context=jclc

    Posted at April 30, 2015 12:47:27AM EST by Ahmad Amireh

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    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/08/03/627471/private-prisons-spend-45-million-on-lobbying-rake-in-51-billion-for-immigrant-detention-alone/

    http://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/rehabilitative-effects-of-imprisonment

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30275026

    Posted at May 1, 2015 12:48:56AM EST by Justin White

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    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/inside-the-criminal-mind/201104/do-prisons-really-make-offenders-worse

    http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/ascii/ecp.txt

    http://www.pep.org/who/faq.htm#expansion

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/correlation

    And the same sources as previous speech

    Posted at May 2, 2015 12:42:32AM EST by Ahmad Amireh

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    None available for this speech.

    Status

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    Submitted at May 3, 2015 06:45:06PM EST by Crystal Hall

    Category Ahmad Amireh Justin White
    Use of evidence: 6 6
    Delivery skill: 3 4.5
    Coherence of arguments: 3.5 4.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 3.5 4.5
    Identification of key points: 3.5 4.5
    Comments: Comments will be in the video Comments will be in the video

    The decision is for the Opposition: Justin White

    Reason for Decision:

    The negative CP wins a risk of better solvency and the releasing the criminals on the street net benefit. The affirmative also does not seem to have a coherent impact at the end of the debate.

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    1 Comment

    Thank you for judging. Justin, you are an amazing debater and I don't believe I have any reason to be ashamed of losing to a debater of your caliber. Good luck with this tournament and all of your future endeavors - Ahmad Amireh on May 3, 2015 at 07:43PM EST

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