California Prisons, Hunger Strikes and Overcrowding

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As California continues its battle against a federal court order to reduce its prison population, the state continues to struggle with a massive hunger strike among prisoners over the use of solitary confinement.

Image-for-WWLA.jpgOn our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, two years after Osama bin Laden was killed, there are fears the terrorist group is planning attacks from Yemen and other countries. Guest host Madeleine Brand considers whether al Qaeda remains a real threat. Also, the fascinating case of Henrietta Lacks, the African American woman who died young from cervical cancer. Her cells would be used by science to save the lives of millions of people. Now her  family has a say in what the future research will be.

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