Topic: Prison Uniforms
Title: Nice Outfit, but We’re Still Convicts
Source: The Independent / Reuters
Date: Monday, April 4, 2005
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Do you think certain colors can have an effect on people’s moods?
Should inmates be given special treatment in what they wear?
Does reducing aggressiveness among prisoners have advantages?
What would they be?
Should society be concerned about the psychological condition of its prison population?
For More Practice
Pretend you are a psychologist.
Make a case for changing the color of prisoners’ uniforms.
As a taxpayer, argue that new uniforms for inmates would be a waste of money.
What do you think is the best way to resolve conflicts among prisoners?
Pretend you are a judge.
Listen to both sides of an argument and decide who’s right.