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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The document is a memorandum summarizing the results of the 10/26/04 debriefing of a previous Iraq Deployment On-Scene Commander (OSC) and two Deputy On-Scene Commanders and recommendations for future Iraq deployments. The topics of discussion ...
The document is an internal FBI memorandum sent from the Counterterrorism Division to all divisions, regarding the establishment of the Terrorism Incident Response Protocol (TIRP) - a tool to improve the efficiency of responses to acts of ...
This email is a response to a Bureau wide memo sent by Steve McCraw to illicit information from FBI agents who toured through Guantanamo Bay to report any suspected or witnessed abuse of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. While touring through ...
Jan. 02, 2007
Non-legal Memo, Email
Gary M. Bald, Thomas J. Harrington, Frankie Battle
Memo discusses the result of the Office of Inspections special inquiry into abuse of detainees at Guantanamo after September 11, 2001. The office sent a survey to FBI employees who were assigned to Guantanamo after 9/11 requesting them to ...
Jan. 02, 2007
Non-legal Memo, Investigative File
Valerie E. Caproni | Thomas J. Harrington
Valerie E. Caproni, Donald W. Thompson, Jr, Thomas J. Harrington, Robert D. Grant
The document's synopsis reads: "To document information concerning the impersonation by DOD interrogators at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba who represented themselves as officials of the FBI in conjunction with interrogation techniques not endorsed by the ...
Email between FBI officials discussing alleged DoD abuse. Email refers to Donald Rumsfeld's public statements, where he stated the DoD was against hooding, threats of violence and humiliation. The author follows that: "I know these techniques ...
Feb. 06, 2006
Email
Donald H. Rumsfeld, Thomas J. Harrington, Paul Wolfowitz
Email states "Mr Harrington - FBI-GTMO reviewed the MM and HQ control files this morning. The only document we found that is pertinent to the issues under review is the 5130103 EC, dratted by SSA [redacted] of the Behavioral Assessment Units ...
Emails discussed possible abuse in Abu Grarib prison. M.C. Briese stated he did not witness any mistreatment, however, stated Abu Graib was understaffed. Also, referred Caproni to CJIS and HRT management, explaining those offices spent a great ...
An email between FBI officials discussing how the FBI should approach interrogations in Afghanistan, and specifically discussing the need for guidance. The email focuses in part on the differing approaches of the military and the FBI to ...
May 18, 2005
Email
Frankie Battle | Gary M. Bald | Thomas J. Harrington
Frankie Battle, Gary M. Bald, Thomas J. Harrington