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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FBI Memo re: To document the background, plan and objectives for the scheduled deployment of FBI personnel to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and to request CTD approval of the documented travel; Identify, acquire and install the technology necessary to ...
May 18, 2005
Non-legal Memo
Gary M. Bald, Marcus C. Thomas, John F. Curran, Thomas J. Harrington, Frankie Battle, Margaret R. Gulotta
FBI Memo re: Objectives for the scheduled deployment of FBI personnel to Guantanamo. Memo is from Counter terrorism to Counter terrorism. [Initial document is completely redacted, with exception to the paragraph titles]. The second memo ...
Dec. 15, 2004
Non-legal Memo
Gary M. Bald, Marcus C. Thomas, Michael P. Clifford, John F. Curran, Thomas J. Harrington, Frankie Battle
FBI Memo from EAD Pistole to Counter-terrorism, attn: Gary M. Bald, M.Chris Briese, and Valerie E. Caproni re: 315E-HQ-1448534, 01/27/2004. Interrogation team, Baghdad, seeks authority to question the subject without reading the subject warnings ...
Dec. 15, 2004
Non-legal Memo
John S. Pistole, Gary M. Bald, M. Chris Briese, Valerie E. Caproni, John F. Curran
An unidentified individual informed the FBI Sacramento Field Office of numerous physical abuse incidents of Iraqi civilian detainees he/she observed in Iraq. The individual described that such abuses included strangulation, beatings, placement ...

An entirely redacted FBI memo relating to a shooting involving a Special Agent in Afghanistan.  The memo refers to Case ID Number: 315N-HQ-C1406946-E.

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