CIA's Black Sites, Illuminated
The facilities were never meant to be 'ordinary prisons,' recently released documents reveal in meticulous detail.
Reporting from Washington - Their transformations took place in a
sensory cocoon: aboard a CIA aircraft, shackled in place, deprived of
sight and sound by blindfolds, headsets and hoods.
emerged into an existence that was hidden for most of the last eight
years, but now is possible to glimpse through dozens of declassified
files released by the Obama administration last week.
throughout, in the CIA's clinical style, are descriptions of the
prisoners' surroundings, the extraordinary security measures with which
they were handled, the often brutal search for answers they were
thought to possess, and what passed for everyday life.
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