The Treatment of Prisoners

The Treatment of Prisoners

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The United States has long adhered to the rules regarding the treatment of prisoners as set forth by the Geneva Convention. Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, however, special prisons, such as Guantanomo Bay, Abu Ghraib, and other prisons located around the world that are referred to as dark sites were opened for the confinement and interrogation of suspected enemy combatants. Media outlets and books have partially exposed occurrences of various degrees of torture taking place in these facilities. These reports have generated a vigorous debate in the U.S. and the United Nations about the legality and morality of such treatments. This book presents recent analyses of these developments.Applying U.S, Army Field Manual Standards The first provision of S.Amdt. 1977 provides that no person in the custody or effective control of the DOD or under detention in a DOD facility shall be subject to any interrogation treatment oranbsp;...

Title:The Treatment of Prisoners
Author:Ralph D. McPhee
Publisher:Nova Publishers - 2006-01-01


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