Bradley Manning, the US Army Private who leaked thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks, is scheduled to face a court martial early next year that could send him to prison for life. But before that, there are some important legal matters to settle.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday asked Ecuador for asylum. Police in London said he will be arrested for violating the terms of his bail, but for the moment he's protected at the country's embassy in London. Assange said he ultimately fears eventual extradition to the United States and a politically motivated trial.
Solitary confinement was designed to separate volatile inmates from the rest of the prison population. Today however, many prisons exploit solitary confinement as a tool of punishment, critics say. Recent high profile cases and policy changes in Mississippi have shed new light on solitary.
Bradley Manning is on trial for a massive leak of classified documents to WikiLeaks. Edward Snowden is the former CIA employee who's in the news now for admitting he leaked documents revealing the government's surveillance of phone and Internet records.
The court martial against Bradley Manning is in its second week. The Army private has already admitted leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents and US State Department cables. He is still facing charges that could result in a life sentence.