American Chain Gang Discussion Questions. This video touches on a number of issues that we will be discussing as we continue through this unit. I would like to read your thoughts on the following topics



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American Chain Gang Discussion Questions. This video touches on a number of issues that we will be discussing as we continue through this unit. I would like to read your thoughts on the following topics. You can write your responses during the video or after we complete it.
Issue 1: According to the video, the purpose of chain gangs has evolved over time. At the video’s outset, it describes why chain gangs were considered practical for society when slavery ended. Later, the officials who believe that chain gangs have value today speak of a different motivation for using them. Argue one side of the following point: It serves a purpose and is appropriate in our society to have prison chain gangs.


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Issue 2: The prison guards and officials discuss problems and concerns that they have with prisoners and the prison system. What are some of their specific concerns with controlling the prison population? Does the chain gang help them to control the prison population?




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Issue 3: The doc makes a pretty big deal about having female chain gangs. Do you believe it is a big deal? Explain your thinking.

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