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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Letter from Marie A. O'Rourke, DOJ to Megan LewisU re: ACLU's FOIA Request; Treatment of Detainees in U.S. Custody. The letter states that the document production requested is being complied with in some parts and denied or withheld in part.
Nov. 09, 2005
Letter, Judicial
Marie A. O'Rourke
Marie A. O'Rourke

This memo was circulated by the government to all U.S. Attorneys around the country in response to public criticism of the Patriot Act. 

Nov. 09, 2005
Non-legal Memo
Guy A. Lewis
Guy A. Lewis, Mary Beth Buchanan, John D. Ashcroft, Patrick Leahy
FBI Memo from Criminal Investigations Task Force (CITF) to Behavioral Sciences Consultation Team (BSCT) re: CITF-BSCT Guantanamo Interrogators Debrief July 31, 2002. Memo states "On July 31, 2002, the CITF Behavioral Sciences Consultation team ...