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Prison USA

Photo: Staff in boot camp case walk free Staff in boot camp case walk free
BBC - Sat Oct 13, 2007
Eight defendants have been acquitted of manslaughter in the case of a teenager who died after being punched and kicked at a Florida boot camp. More»

Photo: Supreme Court refuses to hear CIA kidnapping allegation Supreme Court refuses to hear CIA kidnapping allegation
CNN - Mon Oct 8, 2007
A German citizen who alleges the CIA mistakenly kidnapped, detained and interrogated him was denied a hearing before the US Supreme Court when the justices rejected his appeal for review Tuesday. More»

Senate Fails on Habeas Corpus
The Nation - Tue Sep 18, 2007
Today the US Senate fell four votes short of restoring Habeas Corpus, the fundamental constitutional right of individuals to challenge government detention, which the Republican Congress revoked in last year's Military Commissions Act. More»

Photo: Hayden: CIA had fewer than 100 prisoners Hayden: CIA had fewer than 100 prisoners
Associated Press - Thu Sep 6, 2007
NEW YORK - CIA director General Michael Hayden praised the US government's much-criticized program of detaining and interrogating prisoners Friday, crediting it for most of the information in a July intelligence report on the terrorist threat to America. More»

In Padilla interrogation, no checks or balances
Christian Science Monitor - Tue Sep 4, 2007
When admitted 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed complained in a Guantánamo Bay hearing earlier this year that he'd been tortured by US interrogators, the presiding military officer assured him the charges would be investigated. More»

Wives struggled after FBI framed spouses
Associated Press - Wed Aug 15, 2007
BOSTON - For three decades, Marie Salvati and Olympia Limone essentially lived as widows, struggling to make ends meet as they raised four children on their own. More»

'There Is No Law Here'
Nat Hentoff - Village Voice - Tue Jul 31, 2007
When military lawyer Lt Commander Charlie Swift was assigned by the Pentagon in 2003 to defend terror suspect and Guantánamo prisoner Salim Hamdan, his orders-as Swift later told me-were to represent his client by obtaining a confession from him. More»

Polish Euro MP seeks removal of name from CIA prisons report
AFP - Sun Jul 29, 2007
BRUSSELS - Polish socialist euro MP Marek Siwiec has brought court action in Poland demanding Swiss senator Dick Marty removes his name from a report about secret CIA prisons in Europe. More»

MI5 betrayed me to CIA, says former Guantanamo Detainee
The Hindu News - Sun Jul 29, 2007
LONDON - An Iraqi resident of Britain has accused British intelligence agencies of "betraying" him to the CIA and implicating him in terror charges which led him to spend four years in the notorious US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay. More»

Dark Powers: the Sequel to Terrorism
Los Angeles Times - Thu Jul 26, 2007
"We have to work the dark side, if you will," Vice President Dick Cheney told NBC's Tim Russert, five days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. More»

Photo: FBI workers saw Guantanamo abuse FBI workers saw Guantanamo abuse
BBC - Tue Jan 2, 2007
An internal report by the FBI has catalogued a long list of abuses of prisoners held at the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. More»

Photo: Court Told It Lacks Power in Detainee Cases Court Told It Lacks Power in Detainee Cases
Washington Post - Thu Oct 19, 2006
Moving quickly to implement the bill signed by President Bush this week that authorizes military trials of enemy combatants, the administration has formally notified the US District Court here that it no longer has jurisdiction to consider hundreds of habeas corpus petitions filed by inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. More»

Photo: Guantanamo Abuse Boasts probed Guantanamo Abuse Boasts probed
BBC - Sat Oct 14, 2006
The Pentagon has ordered an inquiry into alleged abuses at Guantanamo Bay after reports that camp guards boasted of beating and mistreating detainees. More»

'Alternative' CIA tactics complicate Padilla case
Christian Science Monitor - Thu Sep 14, 2006
When alleged Al Qaeda sympathizer Jose Padilla landed in Chicago in May 2002, he was met by federal agents armed with a warrant authorizing them to take him into custody. More»

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