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 of a Sergeant assigned to Abu Ghraib prison. The Sgt. recalled finding a detainee naked in their cell, the detainee was identified as a high level official. Recalled the detainee was embarrassed about being naked in the cell ...
Mar. 03, 2005
Interview (Statement)
Thomas Pappas
Physical assault, General, Stress positions, Sleep deprivation, Isolation, Nudity
Memo is an interview-statements regarding conditions in AG. Interviewee recalled finding a detainee naked in their cell, the detainee was identified as a high level official. Recalled the detainee was embarrassed about being naked in the cell ...
Mar. 03, 2005
Non-legal Memo, Interview (Summaries/Notes)
Thomas Pappas
Physical assault, General, Stress positions, Sleep deprivation, Isolation, Nudity
Sworn statement of a Staff Sergeant, US Army Reservist- member of GTMO Tiger Team, which deployed to Abu Ghraib prison from early October 2003 until mid December 2003. Recalled interview techniques, including 'fear up' and 'ego down,' stated the ...
Mar. 03, 2005
Interview (Statement)
Geoffrey D. Miller
Physical assault, Use of phobias, Sleep deprivation, Nudity
This is the sworn statement of a civilian contractor with the Titan Corp. assigned to Abu Ghraib prison as an interrogator. He states he arrived at Abu Ghraib on October 24 or 25, 2003 and stayed until February 2004. He recalled hearing dogs, but ...
Mar. 03, 2005
Interview (Statement)
Physical assault, General, Use of phobias, Sleep deprivation, Nudity, Other Humiliation
Interviewee was assigned to AG on September 15, 2003. Interviewee provided a sworn statement in which he/she stated that at Camp Cropper, "it was well known that detainees who were brought into the facility complained of beatings from members of ...
Mar. 03, 2005
Interview (Transcript)
Thomas Pappas
Physical assault, General, Threat, Use of phobias, Sleep deprivation, Nudity, Other Humiliation
This sworn statement is a firsthand account of an Army Corporal with the 325 Military Intelligence Battalion who witnessed detainees at Abu Ghraib prison stripped naked, made to do physical training (PT) and humiliated. This Corporal stated that ...
Interviewee was assigned to AG from the end of August/first of September 2003 and remained there until March 1, 2004. Noted that there was an excel spreadsheet kept on sleep management and deprivation techniques requested or approved. Recalled ...
Mar. 03, 2005
Interview (Transcript)
Thomas Pappas, Geoffrey D. Miller
Use of phobias, Sleep deprivation, Nudity, Other Humiliation
Interviewee made more than one trip to AG. First was a an interrogator assigned to AG to review interrogation database/report protocol. Second as a member of Tiger Team. Observed the following techniques, sleep deprivation, altering of meal ...
This is the second statement given by this Soldier/Interrogator concerning his observations and activities at Abu Ghraib prison. He states that he did in-fact witness Military Police and Interrogators "slap" and roughly handle detainees, ...
Interviewee was assigned to AG as a Member of the Military Intelligence Group (dates unknown). Recalled seeing MPs make detainees perform physical exercise, while yelling at them. This occurred either before a detainee was interrogated, but it ...
Mar. 03, 2005
Interview (Transcript, Questionnaire)
Use of water, Other, Physical assault, Face slap or insult slap, Sleep deprivation, Nudity, Other Humiliation, Forced physical training