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Torture in Cook County, Illinois

Posted by stoptorture on 18th July 2008

Routine abuse by guards, horrendous conditions, and serious mismanagement at the Cook County Jail in Chicago, according to a federal report (link; p. 10-18 especially) released today.

Death threats, beatings, discrimination, intimidation, severe head trauma, amputations for lack of medical treatment, you name it. Torture in Barack Obama’s home state. What will be his response?

Excerpts from the scathing Jul. 2008 report: (see also, NYTimes report)

Excerpts from the Federal report on Cook County Jail

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