Prisoner Abuse at Abu Ghriab

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Prisoner Abuse at Abu Ghraib (2) The number of incidences of torture on prime-time network television shows from 1995 to 2002 was 110; from 2002 to 2005 the number of torture showings on TV shows: 624. (http://tinyurl.com/4ek9ayz). According to the Parents Television Council the statistics of torture being shown on network TV shows have increased drastically since 2002, right before the United States took over the Iraqi prison of Abu Ghraib and the abuses began. The United States was found guilty for many salacious abuses at the Iraqi prison of Abu Ghraib, caused by lack of firm command and nationwide fear; however in years since steps have been taken to make sure it does not reoccur. The United States was found guilty for many horrendous abuses that took place in the Iraqi prison of Abu Ghraib. The American army had been discovered of using many salacious tortures on the prison detainees. For example, during interrogation prisoners were beaten all over their bodies, including punches, kicks, slaps, being hit over the ears and shocked with an electric baton (Keller 2). These were the methods commonly used in interrogation, but many others used outside formal questioning were worse. One tactic used, sleep deprivation, was authorized by the Secretary of Defense. The photos portraying this tactic depict hooded prisoners standing on army rations boxes with wires extending from their arms. The prisoners were most likely told the inert wires were active, and they would be electrocuted if they moved off the box (Carter 7). Sleep deprivation was also created by using strobe lights and loud music, used to disorient the detainee as well (Lagouranis 3). The soldiers also used sexual abuses, such as forcing the inmates to strip naked and... ... middle of paper ... ...Allen S. “Torture in Abu Ghraib .” Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 49.4 (2006): 1-10. InfoTrac K-12 Series. Web. 22 Feb. 2011. Lagouranis, Tony. “Former Interrogator Tells Tales of Abu Ghraib.” Interview by Neal Conan. Talk of the Nation 11 June 2007: 1-9. InfoTrac K-12 Series. Web. 22 Feb. 2011. Moniz, Dave, and Tom Squitieri. “U.S. Works to Repair Damage of Abu Ghraib.” USA Today 27 Apr. 2005: 1-3. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 22 Feb. 2011. “Prisoner Abuse at Abu Ghraib Result of Many Factors.” Washington File 25 Aug. 2004: 1-9. SIRS Government Reporter. Web. 15 Feb. 2011. Shanker, Tom, and Dexter Filkins. “Army Punishes 7 with Reprimands for Prison Abuse.” New York Times 4 May 2004: 1-4. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 22 Feb. 2011. Wypijewski, JoAnn. “The Final Act of Abu Ghraib.” Mother Jones 33.2 (2008): 1-10. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 22 Feb. 2011.

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