The Current State of Known Iraqi Prisons

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by Peter Bauer

Four years after the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, more footage has been leaked from prisons in Iraq. As you may recall, the scandal occurred because private military contractors working in Iraq were supervising US soldiers and ordering them to abuse and torture Iraqi prisoners.

With no chain of command to follow, these private contractors continue to operate in the shadows of the Iraq quagmire.

What does the treatment of detainees say about the state of Justice in the United States?