Torture: America's Brutal Prisons

2005, Society  -  11 min Leave a Comment
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This programme shows that abuses like those documented in Abu Ghraib are commonplace in the USA's overcrowded and understaffed prisons.

Prisoners are shackled and hooded for their own protection; pepper spray is used as an alternative to physical force, but in sufficient quantities to cause second-degree burns; beatings are frequent and sometimes fatal.

The programme suggests that the cause is not a few bad apples, but a pervasive culture of dehumanization and brutality.

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