The author was recently released from prison after spending 30 years behind bars. In this seven-part series exclusive to Truthdig, he recounts his experience, starting with his early years.
Critics charge that the plan "offers no viable solution to ending what Guantanamo represents, any more than it offers either freedom or justice for remaining prisoners."
After a decade-long legal battle, the Department of Defense releases 198 photos of detainee abuse at two dozen U.S. military sites across Iraq and Afghanistan.
Even as Pope Francis has sought to reform the Vatican’s safeguards against child abuse, a yearlong investigation reveals how the Catholic Church has allowed allegedly abusive priests to slip off to escape to parts of the world where they would face less scrutiny from prosecutors and the media.
Harrowing personal accounts of rape victims in this video highlight the work of an advocacy group demanding better policing and public awareness of sexual violence in India.
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An extensive report by the Justice Department has found that New York's primary jail is an absolute hell for underage inmates.
As the top law enforcement officer (should he win) in Harris County, Texas, one would hope Lloyd Oliver would prosecute domestic violence with all due zeal, but the Democratic candidate told The Texas Observer the crime is "so, so overrated" and equated abuse to a tap on the hand.