Prisoner Abuse

The Leonard Lopate Show

Narratives from Women’s Prisons

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Robin Levi and Ayelet Waldman, editors of Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women’s Prisons, and Tina Reynolds, a former prisoner who is an activist for women in New York prisons, talk about what it’s like inside women’s prisons, and the routine physical, sexual, and mental abuse that is often overlooked.

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The Takeaway

UN Reports Abuse at Afghan Prisons

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Detainees in prisons run by the Afghanistan National Police and the country's intelligence service are routinely abused and subjected to what a new report from the United Nations refers to as "systematic torture." The report details repeated beatings, electric shocks, the use of stress positions and the threat of sexual assault. It is unknown whether American officials were aware of or complicit in the abuse.

And here to explain what the implications these revelations are going to have on U.S.-Afghan relations is