Published on
The Los Angeles Times

CIA's Black Sites, Illuminated

The facilities were never meant to be 'ordinary prisons,' recently released documents reveal in meticulous detail.

Greg Miller

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.

... Read more.

Sustain our Journalism

If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent journalism, please support our Spring drive now and help progressive media that believes as passionately as you do in defending the common good and building a more just, sustainable, and equitable world.

Share This Article

More in: