Treatment of prisoners

A portion of a once-classified CIA report that disclosed the existence of a drug research program dubbed "Project Medication" is photographed in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug that might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks. After months of research, the agency decided that a drug called Versed, a sedative often prescribed to reduce anxiety, was “possibly worth a try.” But in the end, the CIA decided not to ask government lawyers to approve its use. The American Civil Liberties Union fought in court to have the report released. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick
November 14, 2018 - 12:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks. After months of research, the agency decided that a drug called Versed, a sedative often prescribed to reduce...
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November 13, 2018 - 10:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks. After months of research, the agency decided that a drug called Versed, a sedative often prescribed to reduce...
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Johann Rehbogen, a 94-year-old former SS enlisted man, who is accused of hundreds of counts of accessory to murder for alleged crimes committed during the years he served as a guard at the Nazis’ Stutthof concentration camp, sits in a wheelchair when arriving for the beginning of the third day of his trial at the regional court in Muenster, western Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (Guido Kirchner/pool photo via AP)
November 13, 2018 - 7:31 am
BERLIN (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS guard says he was aware of the terrible conditions endured by prisoners in the Stutthof concentration camp, but did not take part in atrocities against them. The dpa news agency reported that Johann Rehbogen, who is on trial facing hundreds of counts of...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2018 file photo, Andrew Urdiales looks back into the courtroom gallery as opening statements began his trial in Santa Ana, Calif. Urdiales was later found guilty of the murders of five women in Southern California more than two decades ago, and was sentenced to death on Oct. 5, 2018 by an Orange County judge. Urdiales was one of two condemned men who apparently committed suicide within hours of each other on the nation's largest death row, California officials said Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Corrections officials said they found Urdiales, 54, unresponsive during a security check at San Quentin State Prison late Friday. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
November 05, 2018 - 10:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two condemned multiple murderers, including a serial killer, apparently committed suicide within hours of each other on the nation's largest death row, California officials said Monday. Corrections officials said they found Andrew Urdiales, 54, unresponsive during a...
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Angel Nelson is pictured in the apparel closet at the Oklahoma City Day Shelter in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. Nelson had three children when she did her first 18-month stint in an Oklahoma prison at age 24 for writing a bogus check. Nelson finished her most recent stint in March and now works two jobs. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
October 27, 2018 - 10:28 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Since the days of frontier justice, lawmakers in conservative Oklahoma have viewed harsh prison sentences as the politically expedient solution to crime, including nonviolent offenses. That approach has imposed a high price, leaving the state with the nation's highest...
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In this Oct. 24, 2018 photo publicly provided by the Museum of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz Birkenau is seen the wood-and-ivory baton of Franciszek Nierychlo, Auschwitz prisoner and controversial organizer and first conductor of the inmates' orchestra, in Oswiecim, Poland. The band was ironically designed by the Nazis as a diversion for the cruelly-treated prisoners, but it also helped protect its musicians. The baton was recently obtained by the museum from a private person. (Museum of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz Birkenau/Marcin Inglot via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 1:42 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz museum has obtained a new relic from the death camp that Nazi Germany operated during World War II: the baton of the inmate orchestra's conductor. The 32-centimeter (13-inch) wood-and-ivory baton with a plaque reading "F. Nierychlo 1940 (A)" was obtained from a...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by Stephanie Moyer shows Moyer's daughter Victoria "Tori" Herr. A small Pennsylvania County will pay nearly $5 million to the family of the teenager who collapsed and died in 2015 after four days suffering from heroin withdrawal in jail. The family’s lawyer said jail staff ignored her dire medical needs for days and then lied about it. (Stephanie Moyer via AP, File)
October 24, 2018 - 9:41 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A small Pennsylvania County will pay nearly $5 million to the family of a teenager who collapsed and died after four days suffering from heroin withdrawal in jail. The family's lawyer said jail staff ignored her dire medical needs for days and then lied about it. With up to a...
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September 25, 2018 - 5:57 am
CAIRO (AP) — An international watchdog on Tuesday accused Yemen's Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, of committing abuses including hostage taking, torture and enforced disappearances of people they hold in detention. New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement it documented 16 cases in...
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September 21, 2018 - 1:29 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The father of a Russian woman jailed in the U.S. on charges that she tried to infiltrate U.S. political organizations as a covert Russian agent says the U.S. authorities have eased her prison regime. Maria Butina has pleaded not guilty to the charges and Russia has dismissed them as "...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang meets with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the Presidential Palace during the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi, Vietnam. Official media say Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died at age 61 due to illness on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Kham/Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 21, 2018 - 3:31 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, the country's No. 2 after the ruling Communist Party's leader, died Friday after a serious illness, the government said. He was 61. Quang passed away despite "utmost efforts to treat him by Vietnamese and foreign professors and doctors and...
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