Judge: Christopher Kozak (Rutgers University)
Resolution: This house believes that prisons should be abolished
Casey Paul Heed
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Posted at April 13, 2015 01:40:10PM EST by Richard Chen
Davis, A.Y. 2003. Are Prisons Obsolete? http://www.feministes-radicales.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Angela-Davis-Are_Prisons_Obsolete.pdf
Prisoner's Justice Day Committee. A Model for Prison Abolition. http://www.prisonjustice.ca/downloads/model_for_abolition.pdf
Posted at April 15, 2015 04:08:15AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz
Posted at April 15, 2015 03:52:59PM EST by Richard Chen
"1% of the incarcerated are murderers": http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/08/13/wonkbook-11-facts-about-americas-prison-population/
Posted at April 17, 2015 12:59:05AM EST by Casey Paul Heed
Posted at April 17, 2015 02:34:27PM EST by Richard Chen
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Submitted at April 19, 2015 04:18:14PM EST by Christopher Kozak
|Category||Richard Chen||Casey Paul Heed|
|Use of evidence:||5||4.6|
|Coherence of arguments:||5||5|
|Responsiveness to opponent:||6||5.6|
|Identification of key points:||6||6|
|Comments:||Aff: This could be just me but you might want to read a piece of evidence that eliminating prisons for non-violent offenders constitutes prison abolition or be much clearer about the nature of the 1AC in the first speech. This is especially important because of a lack of cross-examination.||Neg: I think a better discussion of what constitutes abolishment and a topicality argument would have been a better rout to attack this case. I think that removing prisons for just non-violent offenders sounds like prions reform to me. I am not read much about the topic maybe reading some evidence on this question would have helped you.|
The decision is for the Proposition: Richard Chen
Reason for Decision:
RFD: I think that the negs reform arguments and prison good claims are solved in the world of the aff. There is only a risk that rehabilitation is worse inside prisons then outside them.