The Guilfordian

U.S. Incarceration Rate Second Highest in World

Madison Ward and Roman Raies

December 7, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

The U.S. has the one of the highest rates of incarceration in the world. According to the 2015 World Prison Population List from the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, the U.S. incarcerates 698 people per 100,000, a rate higher than every other country other than Seychelles. In 2015, the U.S....

“13th” discusses inequality of incarceration

Nakiya Parker, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Graduation 2017

Editor’s note: The U.S. observes February as Black History Month to honor African-American history. This section of The Guilfordian will feature a weekly film review centering on films that have been significant to African-American culture and served as a testament to African-American history and the...

Class action lawsuit filed against Mississippi county

Matthew Jones, Staff Writer

October 24, 2014


Filed under World & Nation

Oct. 18 marked 11 months of waiting for Octavious Burks. Burks spent that time inside the Scott County Detention Center in Forest, Mississippi, waiting for a grand jury indictment and a public defender. On Sept. 23, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a class action lawsuit against Scott County...

War on drugs: what has it accomplished?

Jake Delahanty, Staff Writer

April 25, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Last Sunday was April 20, and I’m sure many Guilford students were ‘celeblazing’ the day. So, let’s talk about drugs. The war on drugs has been a massive failure. I know it, you know it. Its goal was to reduce drug abuse, crime and drug availability while creating more treatment options...

Ariel Castro found guilty of 977 counts of rape, kidnapping, assault, commits suicide in prison

Nicole Barnard, Staff Writer

September 20, 2013


Filed under World & Nation

On Sept. 3, Ariel Castro hanged himself in his prison cell in Franklin County, Ohio, after being sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years. “This man couldn’t take, for even a month, a small portion of what he had dished out for over a decade,” prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty told the New York...

‘Orange is the New Black’: Revelation or exploitation?

Olivia Werner, Staff Writer

September 13, 2013


Filed under Opinion

This July, Netflix released its original series “Orange is the New Black.” Soon thereafter, Netflix subscribers picked up the show and raved about the diverse cast and portrayal of queer women. That is, until the media slandered the show for being ridden with what they called racial stereotyping. While...

A look inside the deeply flawed US prison system

May 10, 2013


Filed under Opinion

May 20, 2010, was a day I will never forget. I had been up late the night before. The worldwide premier of “Running America” played at the Carolina Theatre downtown. My father, Charlie Engle, had produced and starred in the film, which documented his unsuccessful attempt to break the record...

A look inside the deeply flawed US prison system

Kevin Engle, Staff Writer

May 10, 2013


Filed under Opinion

May 20, 2010 was a day I will never forget. I had been up late the night before. The worldwide premier of “Running America” played at the Carolina Theatre downtown. My father, Charlie Engle, had produced and starred in the film, which documented his unsuccessful attempt to break the record...

The US: An incarceration nation analysis

Kevin Engle, Staff Writer

May 3, 2013


Filed under World & Nation

“With liberty and justice for all.” Never has a phrase been so universally understood yet so often misinterpreted. The U.S. was created on key morality-based concepts that have been lost to a system of bureaucracy and economic growth. Case in point: the Department of Justice. While the...