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Punishment Before Justice: Indefinite Detention in the US

Man in Prison
by Cara M. Cheyette, JD, MPH

June 2011

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The United States government’s reliance on indefinite detention in both national security and immigration contexts reflects an abdication of its legal and moral responsibility to treat those in its custody humanely, as well as an abdication of its responsibility to protect its military and civilians from retaliation on account of its continued refusal to honor the rule of law.

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