The United States has more men and women incarcerated per capita than any nation in the world. Looking at just what happens in North Carolina provides a foundation for understanding the prison experience, but it is not nearly enough to see the ills of the prison system writ large. In this six-session course, Mark Hall and Bill Grizack will facilitate a speaker series designed to illuminate the prison experience from local to global. Each guest speaker has experience in a different area of the world of the criminal/social justice system. In total, this course is intended to be a global prison experience immersion, where we will tackle difficult topics in the hope that with knowledge can come action. After each guest speaker intensive, students will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer their point of view on what was discussed. | Lecture + Q&A.