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First Exposure of Inhumane Use of Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention System

National Immigrant Justice Center

NIJC and PHR surveyed conditions in more than a dozen detention centers and county jails that contract with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Our report is the first comprehensive examination of the effects of solitary confinement on immigration detainees.

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Will US personnel ever face torture charges?


Watch a panel discussion led by Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi discussing the decision of the Obama administration to abandon prosecution of US personnel accused of torturing prisoners while in US custody. PHR's Kristine Huskey participates in the panel with former CIA director of counter-terrorism Robert Grenier and human rights activist Scott Horton.

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Don't Look Back

Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder closed the door on any accountability whatsoever for past war crimes and acts of torture. In truth, the door had by then only been open a few centimeters, but now it is slammed shut, locked, and chained. [The preface to PHR's report Broken Laws, Broken Lives, by Major General Antonio Taguba (Ret.) is quoted.]

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Tortured Logic

US Justice Department Closes the Door on Accountability in Torture Cases


The US Justice Department’s decision to end its criminal investigation of the CIA’s torture of prisoners without bringing a single prosecution is a shameful setback in a sordid chapter of American history.

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PHR Provides Expert Voice on Torture of Individuals in Detention

Alhurra TV

Kristine Huskey appeared on the Arab-language program, Alyoum ("Today"), to discuss the legal and political issues around torture of individuals in detention. The interview with Kristine begins at the 5:45 mark. Please note: the program is in Arabic.

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