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 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 ...
Fax to Ashley Deeks regarding the rough agenda for the November 29, 2006 interagency meeting regarding High Value Detainees.
Oct. 31, 2014
Chart/List
Benjamin Powell
Ashley Deeks
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
Letter
Jennifer Hudson
Jameel Jaffer
Jennifer Hudson
Faxed memorandum from Benjamin Powell to Distribution regarding a November 29, 2006 meeting where representatives from the NSC, DOD, State Department, DOJ, CIA, and ODNI met to discuss security issues concerning the 14 High Value Detainees being ...
Oct. 31, 2014
Non-legal Memo
Benjamin Powell
Ashley Deeks
Ashley S. Deeks
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. ...

DOD PowerPoint presentation on the detainee population, detention procedures, prosecutions, and transition issues in Iraq. The presentation provides the nationalities and numbers of detainees held, as well as other information about the ...

Jan. 14, 2014
Other
L. Paul Bremer
This map represents the locations of Non-US Coalition Forces in Iraq in July 2004. There is a legend on the second page.
This army memo establishes the USCENTCOM requirements for the parole and release of detainees and EPWs (enemy prisoners of war) in Iraq. A significant portion of the document's text, including the names of relevant officials, has been redacted.
Coalition Provisional Authority memo prescribes standards to be applied to Iraqi border control, customs, immigration and consular or quarantine services under authority of the Ministry of Justice. Includes 19 sections with headings such as ...
Jan. 14, 2014
Non-legal Memo
L. Paul Bremer
L. Paul Bremer
Army Presentation summarizing the current situation in Al Qaim Husaybah, Iraq in November 2003. The presentation includes a HUMINT summary and threat assessment describing a planned attack on coalition forces by an unnamed anti-coalition group, ...
Jan. 14, 2014
Non-legal Memo
Abed Hamed Mowhoush
EIT, Stress positions