Article Analysis Assignment
First, read a news story from the newspaper or the Internet. Answer the following questions regarding your news story: 1) What is the main issue, who are the main actors being discussed; Then, choose one of the assigned articles you read for this week. Answer the following questions regarding the assigned article: 1) What are the basics of this article (who, what, when, how, why, etc.); 2) What is the overall main point the author is trying to convince you of? 3) Do you agree with the author’s argument? Why? Why not? Finally, tie together your news story with what you learned from the assigned article, textbook readings, podcasts, videos, etc. for this week. Type your answers in the box below using your own words, no outline or bullets, complete sentences and paragraphs, single-spaced, full-page. The article I read was posted in the LA Times called “California signs private-prison deal”. This article goes into details about how California has signed a contract with Geo Group to transfer inmates to their prison to be under their watch.
Geo Group is a company based in Flordia and has two lower-security prisons in California, in Adelanto and McFarland. Geo Group has signed a five year contract and expects to begin receiving inmates by the end of the year. The deal is an estimated $30 million. This contract has been decided upon before Governor Jerry Brown learns whether federal judges will grand his request for a three year delay in the courts’ orders to cap the prison population.
Brown has asked federal judges to delay its order to remove around 9,600 inmates from state prisons by the end of December, in trade for promising to restore $150 million to a grant that funds community probation and rehabilitation programs. Brown’s lawyers have said that the state will go ahead with some private prison leases regardless of if the delay is granted.
If this article is trying to convince me of something, it is hard to see. I think it is just...
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