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  • Saturday, January 29, 2005

    "Of course you're going to get torture"

    ‘Of course you're going to get torture' By NATHANIEL WEST, Staff Writer CHARLESTON -- To understand the torture led by U.S. troops in Iraqi prisons, one needs to look at America's prisons and culture of violence, said an expert in crime and punishment during a presentation Wednesday at Eastern Illinois University. "It's the outsourcing of torture, the outsourcing of abuse," said Stephen Hartnett, co-author of the book "Empire of Deception: The War in Iraq, Globalization & The Twilight of Democracy." Hartnett, associate professor of speech communication at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, said the use of former guards and administrators from U.S. correctional institutions at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq contributed to the abuses that have undermined America's international credibility. Continued at link...... See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts

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