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Rare footage of child abuse at Elan School, a hellhole reddit helped to shut down. More in comments. : MorbidReality. Increasingly, Activism on Facebook, Twitter and Other Websites Help Shut Abusive 'Troubled Teen' Programs. For the last 40 years, teens with drug problems, learning disabilities and other behavioral issues have been sent to residential facilities to endure “tough love” techniques that are widely known to include methods of outright physical and psychological abuse.

Increasingly, Activism on Facebook, Twitter and Other Websites Help Shut Abusive 'Troubled Teen' Programs

Whether labeled as boot camps, emotional-growth schools, behavior modification programs or wilderness programs, these organizations have operated without federal oversight, and state regulation of the schools ranges from lax to nonexistent. Now, however, individual critics of the programs are using the Internet to find each other and mobilize, and are bringing change. Should solitary confinement be considered a form of torture? Here's another interesting article about it.

Should solitary confinement be considered a form of torture?

I don't think that a certain subset of Americans want to hear that you can reduce prison violence and recidivism by working to rehabilitate prisoners and treat them humanely rather than punish them to the point it becomes vindictiveness rather than justice. There's a disturbing number of people who are a-okay with psychological and physical torture as long as the recipient "deserves it". This is probably my favorite part of that article: Beginning in the nineteen-eighties, they gradually adopted a strategy that focused on preventing prison violence rather than on delivering an ever more brutal series of punishments for it.

Counter-Terrorism Measures. CIA torture survivors sue psychologists who designed infamous program. Survivors of CIA torture have sued the contractor psychologists who designed one of the most infamous programs of the post-9/11 era.

CIA torture survivors sue psychologists who designed infamous program

In an extraordinary step, psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen now face a federal lawsuit for their role in convincing the CIA to subject terror suspects to mock drowning, painful bodily contortions, sleep and dietary deprivation and other methods long rejected by much of the world as torture. In practice, CIA torture meant disappearances, mock executions, anal penetration performed under cover of “rehydration” and at least one man who froze to death, according to a landmark Senate report last year. Versions of the techniques migrated from the CIA’s undocumented prisons, known as black sites, to US military usage at Guantánamo Bay, Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan and Abu Ghraib in Iraq. The CIA Didn’t Just Torture, It Experimented on Human Beings. Reframing the CIA’s interrogation techniques as a violation of scientific and medical ethics may be the best way to achieve accountability.

The CIA Didn’t Just Torture, It Experimented on Human Beings

(AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File) Human experimentation was a core feature of the CIA’s torture program. The experimental nature of the interrogation and detention techniques is clearly evident in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s executive summary of its investigative report, despite redactions (insisted upon by the CIA) to obfuscate the locations of these laboratories of cruel science and the identities of perpetrators. At the helm of this human experimentation project were two psychologists hired by the CIA, James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen. They designed interrogation and detention protocols that they and others applied to people imprisoned in the agency’s secret “black sites.”

Ex_bush_official_us_tortured_prisoners. AARON MATÉ: Since the release of Senate findings this month, senior officials from the George W.


Bush administration have defended their global torture program. Speaking to Meet the Press last week, former Vice President Dick Cheney said that with no major terror attack since 9/11, he wouldn’t hesitate to use torture again. DICK CHENEY: With respect to trying to define that as torture, I come back to the proposition torture was what the al-Qaeda terrorists did to 3,000 Americans on 9/11. There is no comparison between that and what we did with respect to enhanced interrogation. ... It worked. Europe Court Finds Violation in C.I.A. Rendition. BERLIN — A German man who was mistaken for a terrorist and abducted nine years ago won a measure of redress on Thursday when the ruled that his rights had been violated and confirmed his account that he had been seized by , handed over to the , brutalized and detained for months in Afghanistan.

Europe Court Finds Violation in C.I.A. Rendition

In a unanimous ruling, the 17-judge panel, based in Strasbourg, France, found that Macedonia had violated the European Convention on Human Rights’ prohibition on torture and inhuman or degrading treatment, and ordered it to pay the man about $78,000 in damages. It was the first time a court had ruled in favor of the man, Khaled el-Masri, 49, in a case that focused attention on the C.I.A.’s clandestine rendition program, in which terrorism suspects were transported to third countries for interrogation. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Torture (HBO) 7 Key Points From the C.I.A.’s Torture Report. Meet The Only Person Being Punished After The Senate Torture Report. WASHINGTON -- Five months after the Senate Intelligence Committee released its gruesome report on the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program, someone is finally paying steep professional consequences.

Meet The Only Person Being Punished After The Senate Torture Report

Except it’s not the former torturers. Or their superiors. Or even the CIA officials who improperly searched the computers that Senate investigators used to construct the study. It’s the person who helped expose them.