Culture of abuse.
As a Texas prisoner who has suffered severe retaliation for writing articles for publication, I can tell you that Abu Ghraib was born in Texas. It is clear the Bush Administration recruited barbarians to build and implement his incarceration policy for terrorist suspects, starting with Texas-ex prison official O. L. McCotter and Texas-ex Senior White House Counsel Al Gonzales. From there the shit flowed downhill.
William Bryan Sorens
Having just finished reading "Abu Ghraib, U.S.A.," I would like to add some thoughts, mine being from a very specific perspective, inside looking out.
The American people have got to, at some point, ask themselves why their tax monies are being spent, at both the federal and state levels, to keep imprisoned more than 2.1 million men, women, and children. We have more citizens incarcerated than any other nation, and the majority of them are nonviolent or drug offenders.
What are the long-term results of placing millions of mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, husbands, and wives of Americans in a revolving-door prison industrial complex that offers few, if any, rehabilitation programs and is a huge financial burden?
If anyone believes that only a handful of those incarcerated are abused in the American penal system, look here: The Iraq and Afghanistan abuse scandals are the tip of a much, much bigger iceberg that exists right here in the U.S.
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