A former Maryland resident imprisoned at Guantanamo was subjected to mistreatment while in CIA custody far in excess of what has previously been disclosed, including being hung from a wooden beam for three days and kept in total darkness for nearly a year, a legal organization that represents him said Wednesday.
Demanding change. Following the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, there is a new push to look into how suspects are transported in the city.
Fugitive captured. A prisoner who escaped from a northern Virginia hospital, triggering a manhunt involving hundreds of police and federal agents, is now back behind bars.
For the first time, we’re hearing details about Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s time as a Taliban prisoner–just one day after the Pentagon announces they plan to pursue charges against him for deserting his post.
A dire warning from Havana, Cuba. Alan Gross, a U.S. contractor accused of spying, says he will take his own life if he’s not released from prison. He’s served five years of a 15-year sentence.
The mother of an American serving a prison sentence in Cuba for covertly setting up Internet access there has died, and it seems doubtful her son will be allowed to return for her funeral despite the urging of U.S. officials.
There’s growing anger over the controversial exchange of an American prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban militants. The harshest criticism is coming from fellow soldiers who served alongside the man they call a deserter.
An American soldier is released in a prisoner exchange with the Taliban. The U.S. government is under fire for how they got his freedom.
Relatives of kidnapped American development expert Warren Weinstein are celebrating the release of U.S. soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan and asking the government to work harder to secure Weinstein’s release.
A Washington County grand jury has indicted two inmates in the slaying of another prisoner at the medium-security Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown.
Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler says the killing in Israel of a notorious prisoner who committed a gruesome murder in Montgomery County in 1997 brings closure to a troubled man’s life.
A Guantanamo Bay prisoner pleaded guilty Thursday to war crime charges in a pretrial deal aimed at limiting his sentence to 15 years for helping plan the suicide bombing of an oil tanker off Yemen in 2002 that killed a crewman and wounded a dozen others.