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Monday, May 10, 2004

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  • Seymour Hersh: Knowledge of Prisoner Abuse Investigation "Severely and Unusually Restricted"


    We speak with Pulitzer prize-winning reporter Seymour Hersh of The New Yorker which just released a series of photos showing what appears to be a dog attacking a naked Iraqi prisoner. And we hear Sen. John McCain questioning Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld at the Senate and House Armed Services Committee. [includes rush transcript]

  • In the Shadow of Abu Ghraib: Death Row Prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal On Iraq Prison Scandal


    The photos from Abu Ghraib show Spec. Charles Graner Jr. in photographs giving the "thumbs up" over piles of naked Iraqi men. Graner reportedly worked as a prison guard in Virginia and at SCI Greene–the notorious prison in southwestern Pennsylvania where political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal is held on Death Row. We hear Abu Jamal’s latest commentary recorded by the Prison Radio Project. [includes rush transcript]

  • Former Military Police Officer Jailed for 17 Yrs Describes Routine Mistreatment and Brutality in U.S. Prisons


    We speak with former military police officer Paul Wright, editor and founder of Prison Legal News, who was recently released from prison after serving 27 years for murder about the physical and sexual abuse of that regularly takes place in American prisons with little public knowledge or concern. [includes rush transcript]

  • Lori Berenson’s Case Goes Before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights


    We speak with Mark Berenson, father of political prisoner Lori Berenson who recently returned from Costa Rica where he stood before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights with his wife to convince the court’s judges to overturn the sentence against their 34-year-old daughter. Lori has spent eight years and five months in four different maximum-security prisons in Peru. [includes rush transcript]