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Naureen Shah: DHS is Locking Immigrants in Solitary Confinement

Government documents detail 8,488 cases of solitary confinement. In half the cases, solitary lasted longer than 15 days — the point at which some of its psychological harms may become irreversible and it can amount to torture.

May 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: The Trial

Meet the lawyers tasked with defending a 9/11 suspect at Guantanamo Bay. Follow Alka Pradhan, James Connell, and Lt. Col. Sterling Thomas as they prepare for what is being called … Continue reading

March 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rebecca Gordon: Making Atrocities Great Again

War Crimes and War Criminals, Old and (Potentially) New. A barely noticed anniversary slid by on March 20th. It’s been 15 years since the United States committed the greatest war … Continue reading

April 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

Rebecca Gordon: Becoming Stable Geniuses

Seeking New (and Very Old) Habits for a New Year A little over a year ago I wrote about the bloody nightmares rupturing my sleep and the night terrors gripping my little … Continue reading

January 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Raymond Bonner: The Terror Suspect Who Had Nothing To Give

“I would be strapped to a board by my arms and legs and by my waist (which was very painful because of my wound.) Guards with black costumes, masks and … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Daniel Burston: Corruption in the Mental Health Professions — Psychology, Psychiatry and the “New Normal” 

                  The Social Psychology of Corruption Ask yourself the following question; “What is the most corrupt place in the world?” Forget Sodom … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Brief History of Torture by Chicago Police (1972-1991)

Darrell Cannon was tortured by three Chicago Police Department detectives at a remote site on Chicago’s South Side. Over the course of a day, they pressed a cattle prod to his … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

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