I am researching the dehumanization of prisoners in the US prison system, with an emphasis on comparisons to other prison systems around the world. I would like to explore the stigmatization prisoners experience both during and after their sentence, and how that stigma affects recidivism rates, again with comparisons to foreign systems & cultures. I don’t have a thesis statement yet.
I’m still in the very early stages of this essay. I still need to finalize my sources, and annotate them. I will need to do this within the next week, along with finalizing my topic. Selecting and annotating my sources will probably be easier after finalizing, or at least narrowing down my topic.