Howard, John (1726?–1790), an English prison reformer. Howard first became interested in prison reform when he was captured by the French during wartime and imprisoned in a dungeon. Appointed sheriff of Bedfordshire in 1773, he visited every cell in the jails of his county. Some of the worst evils that he exposed were corrected by legislation. Howard inspected prisons throughout Europe, urging officials to improve sanitary
Prisons spy on inmates' telephone conversations to make sure the crooks aren't trafficking drugs or organizing gang riots from behind bars. But does this monitoring infringe on their rights?
The terror network responsible for 9/11 has been around for decades, but it underwent a rapid transition after the death of its original leader, Osama bin Laden. What does the third act look like for al-Qaida?