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Only three of 116 Guantánamo detainees were captured by US forces

Bulk of remaining detainees – who US politicians refer to as ‘worst of the worst’ – were rounded up by Pakistani and Afghan spies, warlords and security services<p>Only three of the 116 men still detained at Guantánamo Bay were apprehended by US forces, a Guardian review of military documents has …

‘No’ to closing Guantanamo

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>President Obama is pleased with himself for his diplomatic opening to Cuba. The rest of us wouldn’t be pleased with what he wants to …

Human rights court turns down Polish govt request to keep CIA jail hearing closed

The Polish government’s request to the European Court of Human Rights to prohibit the press and public from attending a hearing investigation on …

Surveillance, Not Waterboarding, Led to bin Laden

<i>Updated, 12:15 p.m.</i><p><i>Updated again, 8:10 a.m., May 4</i><p>The torture program established by the CIA appears to have played a minor role, at most, in the …

“The Torture Report”: Who Was the CIA Official Who Found Torture Revolting? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>In early December 2014, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., released a summary of her staff’s five-year investigation of</i> …

Guantanamo Bay: Obama considering closure options

<b>The White House says President Barack Obama is considering "a wide array" of options for closing the controversial US military prison at Guantanamo Bay.</b><p>Spokesman Josh Earnest said winning Congress approval to close the jail would be the best option.<p>But he did not rule out executive action as a …

21 caught after mass prison escape in Philippines; guard killed during attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> Twenty-one inmates who ran from a Philippine prison during an armed raid have been recaptured, officials said Thursday.<p>As many as 158 inmates fled the North Cotabato District Jail in Kidapawan City in the southern Philippines on Wednesday after armed men attacked the compound, according to …

Donald Trump backs US foe Julian Assange as he continues to cast doubt on Russian hacking claims

Donald Trump has sided with Julian Assange against the United States’ own intelligence agencies – taking the WikiLeaks founder’s word as stronger proof than the information provided by the CIA and FBI.<p>Mr Trump, who takes over as commander in chief in 16 days time, has consistently expressed …

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21 caught after mass prison escape in Philippines; guard killed during attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> Twenty-one inmates who ran from a Philippine prison during an armed raid have been recaptured, officials said Thursday.<p>As many as 158 inmates fled the North Cotabato District Jail in Kidapawan City in the southern Philippines on Wednesday after armed men attacked the compound, according to …

Over 100 armed men linked to a Muslim rebel group attacked a Philippines jail and freed prisoners

A two-hour long firefight broke out when more than 100 armed men attacked the jail in North Cotabato, overwhelming prison guards and giving inmates an opportunity to escape.<p>"It's to rescue their comrades under our custody. It is a rescue operation," jail warden Peter John Bonggat told local ABS-CBN …

More than 150 inmates escape in Philippine prison break

<b>More than 150 inmates have escaped from a south Philippines prison after gunmen launched an attack.</b><p>The authorities suspect the gunmen are linked to Islamist separatist groups.<p>Around 100 armed men stormed the jail and engaged in a shoot-out with guards, as prisoners fled in the chaos. A guard and …

Suspected Muslim Rebels Storm Philippine Jail, 158 inmates escape

KIDAPAWAN, Philippines — Nearly 160 inmates escaped after suspected Muslim rebels attacked a jail in the southern Philippines before dawn Wednesday, and at least six people were shot dead as pursuing government forces traded fire with gunmen, officials said.<p>Acting Provincial Jail Warden Supt. Peter …

A third of US inmates suffer abuse and neglect because prisons don't take this major law seriously

The alleged violations include a case in Washington state where an inmate with neuropathy, a nerve condition that can cause numbness in the hands and feet, ended up living on the floor of his cell in solitary confinement.<p>The prisoner, 50-year-old Curtis Graham, claims he was forced to urinate in …

Stone walls do not a prison make: A conversation with CSC Commissioner Don Head

<b>iPolitics:</b> First of all, commissioner, thank you for your time. CSC has a difficult and complex mission to accomplish. Do you think that the public …

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My Prison Cell: A Place Kept Compulsively Clean

I_n February, Jennifer Lackey, a philosophy professor at Northwestern University, where I teach journalism, invited me to speak to a class she teaches at the Stateville Correctional Center, a maximum-security prison an hour outside of Chicago. Her students, fifteen men, are all serving long …

At least 56 killed in Brazil prison riot over drug turf, officials say

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 17-hour uprising at a prison in Brazil claimed the lives of at least 56 prisoners over the weekend, state-run media agency Agencia Brasil reported Monday.<p>Bodies were thrown over the wall of the complex, and at least six people were decapitated, the news agency reported.<p>The revolt started …

The most incarcerated city in the most incarcerated state considers expanding notorious jail

The sheriff wants to solve the jail’s mental health crisis by adding more beds.<p>A 15-year-old boy found dead in his cell, asphyxiated by his mattress …

Donald Trump and the Russian election hack: Why is he resisting all the evidence?

Maybe Trump is Putin’s tool, or is being blackmailed. But isn’t it more likely he’s just an insecure little creep?<p>If there is any aspect of the just-concluded election more bizarre than the allegations of Russian meddling on behalf of Donald Trump, it is Trump’s continuing resistance to the …