Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Torture Begins at Home

Bush PolicyLouisiana: After Katrina, Inmates Face Prison Abuse
End Abuses against Inmates Who Were Evacuated after Katrina

Evidence that the U.S. ruling class policy of torturing detainees in Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, and elsewhere has its roots in the cruel and racist U.S. prison system is fairly indisputable. Just how cruel the U.S. prison system manifests itself isn't often headline news in the reactionary corporate press.

After abandoning Gulf Coast prisoners to their fate during Katrina, many of whom survived a harrowing ordeal unthinkable to most, the face of abuse peeks through yet again. Transfered to Jena Correctional Facility, surviving inmates have been subjected to brutal beatings and other detestable treatment. The Human Rights Watch Articles above are accounts of their plight.


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