06 Apr

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



UN steps up pressure on Syria

Ban Ki-moon warns of worsening violence as Security Council threatens further steps unless government honours ceasefire.
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2012 13:14 GMT

Bahrain hunger striker’s daughter arrested

Zainab al-Khawaja detained at protest for father, who has been moved to military hospital due to deteriorating health.
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2012 11:47 GMT

Incarceration, Inc.

The Stream

06 Apr 2012 14:27 GMT
We look at America’s Prison-Industrial Complex
The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world at 760 people per 100,000. Between 1999-2010 the use of private prisons increased by 40 percent at the state level and by 784 percent in the federal prison system. This rapid expansion of the private prison industry is the subject of much debate in the US, and has been termed the “Prison-Industrial Complex.”

In this episode of The Stream, we talk to Paul Ashton, a researcher with Justice Policy Institute; Charlie DeTar, co-founder of Between The Bars, a blogging platform for people in prison; and Harris Kenny, a policy analyst with Reason Foundation…………………….

Eric Holder

US attorney general delivers three-page letter to judge over Obama comments

Judge had asked for confirmation that the Obama administration understands judicial review after comments on healthcare law

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