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Groups Criticize ICE for Slow Movement on Detention Reform

By | 10.12.10 | 6:20 pm

I missed this last week, but three immigrant rights groups came out with a report last Wednesday grading Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s progress on its promised reform of the immigrant detention system. The main problem, according to critics of the system, is that detention centers are too much More…

Human Rights Watch Calls for Detention Reform to Prevent Sexual Abuse

By | 08.25.10 | 11:39 am

Days after the ACLU called for additional protections against sexual abuse of immigrant detainees, Human Rights Watch issued a report today demanding Congressional action to improve detention center conditions. The calls come after the Aug. 19 arrest of a former guard at the T. More…

Secret Player Behind Obama’s Torture-Photos Reversal: Iraqi PM

By | 06.02.09 | 9:07 am

Strange as it sounds, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was a strong proponent of President Obama’s decision to reverse course and argue in court that photographs depicting torture of Iraqis by U.S. troops ought to be kept private, according to McClatchy’s Nancy Youssef:

The official said Maliki warned that


Censored Photos Reportedly Show Rape, Sexual Abuse of Prisoners

By | 05.28.09 | 9:50 am

The Daily Telegraph reports that some of the photos of prisoner abuse that President Obama has refused to release — after earlier promising to make them public — depict the brutal rape and sexual abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib.

At least one picture shows an American soldier apparently raping