Explain how society has used the judicial system and the penitentiary industrial complex as a way of stripping the rights of citizens and controlling people.

After reading Chapter 7 about persistent inequalities, focus on persistent inequalities in our society connected to prison.

In 500-750 words, cite three to five scholarly sources to respond to the following prompts:

Explain how society has used the judicial system and the penitentiary industrial complex as a way of stripping the rights of citizens and controlling people.
Explain what social movements and social reforms there have been to help protect both prisoners and ex-convicts from abuse.
Throughout each prompt, analyze and apply the sociological theories of Marx, Weber, Durkheim, or Michel. Include a minimum of three appropriate and relevant academic sources to support your responses.