After September 11, 2001, U.S. officials authorized the cruel treatment and torture of prisoners held in Afghanistan, Iraq, Guantanamo, and the CIA's secret prisons overseas.

This database documents the U.S. government's official experiment with torture. At present, the database contains well over 100,000 pages of government documents obtained primarily through Freedom of Information Act litigation and requests filed by the ACLU, and through litigation of Salim v. Mitchell, a lawsuit brought by the ACLU on behalf of the survivors and the family of a dead victim of the CIA torture program. To learn more about the database, please read the About and Search Help pages. If you're a developer, you can also access this data through our API.

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Deposition transcript volume II of Suleiman Abdullah Salim for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.
Judicial (Transcript)
James Mitchell , Bruce Jessen
Suleiman Abdullah Salim
EIT
Deposition transcript volume I of Suleiman Abdullah Salim for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.
Judicial (Transcript)
James Mitchell , Bruce Jessen
Suleiman Abdullah Salim
EIT
Deposition transcript volume II of Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.
Judicial (Transcript)
James Mitchell , Bruce Jessen
Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud
EIT
Deposition transcript volume I of Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.
Judicial (Transcript)
James Mitchell , Bruce Jessen
Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud
EIT
Deposition transcript of John "Bruce" Jessen for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.
Judicial (Transcript)
Bruce Jessen
EIT, SERE
Deposition transcript of Obaid Ullah (as personal representative of Gul Rahman) for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.
Judicial (Transcript)
James Mitchell , Bruce Jessen
Gul Rahman
EIT
Deposition transcript of James Mitchell for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.
Judicial (Transcript)
James Mitchell
EIT, SERE
Deposition transcript of Jose Rodriguez for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.
Judicial (Transcript)
Jose Rodriguez
EIT
Deposition transcript of John A. Rizzo for Salim v. Mitchell litigation.
Judicial (Transcript)
John A. Rizzo
EIT
This memorandum authored by Bruce Jessen and others to Col. Coomey on February 28, 2002 includes specific recommendations for interrogation procedures based on conditions at Camp X-Ray. The memorandum contains "Cardinal Pre-Conditions for ...
Feb. 03, 2017
Non-legal Memo
Bruce Jessen
Bruce Jessen
EIT, Isolation, Environmental manipulation, Other Humiliation