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June 17, 2005

Gitmo or Chicago? You Make the Call!

While Dick Durban frets about the lack of central air at Gitmo, he's oddly silent about genuine prison brutality closer to home.

In one incident, an elite squad of 40 guards took over a maximum-security [unit] ... for the sole purpose of beating and terrorizing the prisoners. A jail investigator determined that the guards' misconduct was covered up by ... medical personnel, who filed false reports and refused or delayed treatment to the prisoners, and by the ... inspector general, who refused to cooperate with the investigation. In the other incident, five inmates in a special incarceration unit ... alleged that they were beaten by 20 or more ... as they lay cuffed and shackled on the floor.

Gitmo? No, Chicago.

I'm sure the fact that the prison in question is run by a political ally who is not George Bush has nothing at all to do with this.

Thanks to NickS.


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