Long before Guantánamo, the United States had its own domestic prisoner-abuse problem. The high rate of incarceration in county jails, and in state and federal prisons, coupled with a general lack of public awareness, makes such abuse almost inevitable.
Take a case I am familiar with, that of twenty-one-year-old Timothy Joe Souders of Adrian, Michigan. He died in an isolation cell in the Southern Michigan Correctional Facility at Jackson...
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