Guantanamo Prisoners Were Granted Access to US Courts Ten Years Ago Yet Indefinite Detention Continues

By: Monday June 30, 2014 11:03 am

The CIA recommended prisoners captured in the Afghanistan War be imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay because officials were convinced prisoners would be outside the jurisdiction of US courts. The secret jail would potentially be able to hold prisoners forever. However, just over ten years ago, the United States Supreme Court ruled that prisoners at Guantanamo Bay [...]

Using Evidence from Water Torture to Hold Detainees at Guantanamo

By: Tuesday August 16, 2011 12:49 am

Mamdouh Habib’s water torture in Egypt reminds us that evidence produced by extreme torture at U.S. rendition sites was used to justify the incarceration of innocent men at Guantanamo. The only effective remedy to that, habeas proceedings in U.S. courts, is legally available, but in recent months, has been mainly gutted.

Isolation, Indeterminate Sentences Used to Extract Confessions at California Supermax Prisons

By: Saturday July 16, 2011 5:31 pm

While many articles on the hunger strike protest of Supermax prisoners at California’s Pelican Bay prison have rightly emphasized the conditions of torture that arise from a regime of long-term solitary confinement, another object of the strikers is to end the hated “debriefing” system, by which prisoners cannot escape their conditions unless they “snitch, parole, or die.” The “debriefing” regime is eerily similar to that experienced by so-called unlawful detainees at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay.

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