Monday, January 24, 2011

Thinking About Prisons in a Global Perspective

Dear Colleagues:

For those of you tracking the global reach of the prison-industrial complex, check out two recent reports from Human Rights Watch (www.hrw.org):

1. "Where Darkness Knows No Limits": Incarceration, Ill-Treatment, and Forced Labor as Drug Rehabilitation in China; and

2. "An Alleyway in Hell": China's Abusive "Black Jails."

I am warry of the habitual China-bashing that comes from the risk-profiteers in D.C., but these reports illustrate how many of the issues we PCARE folks tackle here in the U.S. are just as relevant abroad.

Peace to all, SJH.