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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Sworn statement from a CACI contractor who screened detainees arriving at Abu Ghraib from Asamiya Palace (alternate spelling: Adhamiya Palace) from mid-December 2003 through January 2004. The Screener describes in her statement hearing ...
Sworn statement from civilian contractor with the Titan Corp. concerning his role and duties in the interrogation of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in October 2003. Stated that he/she did not witness nudity, use of dogs (heard them) and heard ...
Mar. 03, 2005
Interview (Statement)
Physical assault, General, Sleep deprivation, Nudity, Other Humiliation
Sworn statement of a Captain with the 372nd Military Police Company. The Captain states "I was shocked when I noticed that the detainees in Wing 1 were naked. There was one with women's underwear. . . . " Was told the nudity of detainees and ...
Mar. 03, 2005
Interview (Statement)
Janis Leigh Karpinski
Physical assault, General, Nudity, Other Humiliation, Sexual, Manipulation of interrogator’s identity
Memo of a telephonic interview with Military Intelligence Officer concerning statements made in his sworn statement. Interviewee stated his comments were rumors he overheard and did not believe those comments would be construed as first hand ...
Mar. 03, 2005
Non-legal Memo, Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Other Humiliation, Sexual, Other
Sworn statement of an Army Specialist intelligence analyst assigned to Abu Ghraib prison as a member of the Tiger Team of Interrogators. He stated that he did not conduct interviews initially and was very aware of the Rules of Engagement ...
Mar. 03, 2005
Interview (Statement)
Physical assault, General, Use of phobias, Nudity, Other Humiliation, Sexual
Sworn statement from CACI civilian Contractor, recalled statements made to him/her by female detainee(s). The detainee(s) recounted their experiences at Al Azimiyah Palace. He stated "have never witnessed and physical abuse in Abu Ghraib. I have ...
Mar. 03, 2005
Interview (Statement)
Physical assault, Sexual, General, Threat, Assault/death, Nudity, Other Humiliation, Sexual
This is a sworn statement by a civilian contractor, screener assigned to Abu Ghraib prison in December 2003. He stated that he made a statement in reference to an incident involving a family of Iraqi civilians, a sister and two (2) brothers, one ...
Mar. 03, 2005
Interview (Statement)
Physical assault, Sexual, General, Environmental manipulation, Hooding/Goggling, Other Humiliation, Sexual
Sworn statement of a civilian contractor linguist from the Titan Corp. assigned to Abu Ghraib prison in July 2003. He states that he was one of the first group of linguists/translators to arrive at Abu Ghraib and the training on detainee ...
Interview of a civilian contractor with the Titan Corp. assigned to Abu Ghraib prison as an interrogator. The gentleman recalls several incidents of detainees being inappropriately treated before, during and after interrogations. He specifically ...
Mar. 03, 2005
Interview (Statement)
Physical assault, Walling, General, Isolation, Environmental manipulation, Hooding/Goggling, Nudity, Other Humiliation, Sexual
This statement of a CACI civilian contractor hired as a Screener was assigned to Abu Ghraib prison in min-November 2003. He remained there for two (2) months. He states he was not properly trained in the Interrogation Rules of Engagement (IROE) ...
Mar. 03, 2005
Interview (Statement)
Thomas Pappas
Physical assault, General, Sleep deprivation, Nudity, Other Humiliation, Forced grooming