The Treatment Of The Iraqi Prison Essay

1596 Words Apr 11th, 2016 7 Pages
The Iraqi prison twenty miles away from Baghdad Abu Ghraib is now infamous for maltreatment. It is unknown how many people the prison held. The vast majority of prisoners were civilians picked up by the military at traffic stops. They were undocumented in the prison or placed under an ambiguous category of "common criminals" or those suspected of "crimes against the coalition". Most were not meant to be in Abu Ghraib, but since many prisoners were undocumented, this went overlooked as did the abuse against them. Specialist Joseph Darby exposed the wrongdoings that were happening at the prison when he came across naked pictures of detainees on prison guard Charles Graner 's camera. At first, Darby thought the pictures were of the guards, but he soon realized they were forcing the prisoners into these situations. Darby had heard rumors of the MPs telling the guards to soften the prisoners up for their interrogations and some see this as doing just that. Despite the reason or lack thereof, Darby still believed it to be abuse. He knew that many would feel Darby had been a traitor to his unit, but he still had to turn the pictures in as the actions were too disruptive to him as not to. Some of the torture includes, "Breaking chemical lights and pouring the phosphoric liquid on detainees; pouring cold water on naked detainees; beating detainees with a broom handle and a chair; threatening male detainees with rape; allowing a military police guard to stitch the wound of a…

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