The Journal of History     Fall 2006    TABLE OF CONTENTS

Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons

By Deborah Davies
April 3, 2005

They are just some of the victims of wholesale torture taking place inside the U.S. prison system that we uncovered during a four-month investigation for BBC Channel 4 . It is terrible to watch some of the videos and realise that you are not only seeing torture in action but, in the most extreme cases, young men are dying.

The prison guards stand over their captives with electric cattle prods, stun guns, and dogs. Many of the prisoners have been ordered to strip naked. The guards are yelling abuse at them, ordering them to lie on the ground and crawl. "Crawl, motherf*****s, crawl."


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