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 those techniques. At present, the database contains well over 100,000 pages of government documents obtained primarily through Freedom of Information Act requests filed by the ACLU. 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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This cable describes the interrogation plan for a redacted detainee. The plan describes disorientation with pharmaceuticals and details complications with the detainee's medical conditions that are interfering with the interrogation plan. The ...
This document is a lengthy email from a FBI agent who repeatedly expresses discomfort with FBI interrogation methods. He reports being "placed in a very precarious situation" and "asked to do something I fest was wrong given what FBI agents can ...
This document is a schedule of Iraq pre-deployment training events.
Document provides an executive summary of the death of a detainee, Manadal Al-Jamadi. Mr. Jamadi was pronounced dead at Abu Ghuraib prison on November 5, 2003. The executive summary is dated November 5, 2003 and states that "[w]hen MANADAL's ...
Jan. 14, 2014
Non-legal Memo
Manadel Al-Jamadi
This letter from the Director of National Intelligence to Jameel Jeffer of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a response to the ACLU's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) of December 9, 2008.
Oct. 31, 2014
Jennifer Hudson
Jameel Jaffer
Jennifer Hudson
This Amendment of Solicitation/Modification of Contract was filed to de-obligate excess FY 2009 funding from Mitchell, Jessen & Associates Account Line. The contract value remains at $76,007,361.
This document expresses the minority views of Vice Chairman Chambliss and Senators Burr, Risch, Coats, Rubio, and Coburn written in response to the full Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program. ...
This document is the CIA's response to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program. "The comments presented in this paper on The Senate Select Committee on ...
Printer sheet from a top-secret agency system. The document states that "human review of each page" is required prior to dissemination from agency control.