The issue of whether Arizona should build more private prisons has come under scrutiny because of recent riots at a privately-run state prison in Kingman. Private prison proponent Senator John Kavanagh will discuss the issue with Senator Martin Quezada, who is against more private prisons.
There were three incidents at the state prison complex in Kingman last week. The Arizona Department of Corrections says two of them were riots, several inmates and corrections officers were hurt and prison facilities were damaged. Over 1,000 inmates were transferred to other prisons following the incidents. Charles Ryan, director of the corrections department, will discuss the incidents.
Kareem Awadalla, the host of a political program for the Egyptian Radio and Television Union, and a Humphrey Fellow who’s currently studying journalism at ASU, shares his perspective on riots and violence against U.S. diplomatic compounds taking place in the Middle East.