DOJ report flags mistreatment of Muslim inmates in federal prison

[JURIST] A US Department of Justice report released Friday described allegations of mistreatment of Muslim prisoners at several US federal prisons and documented one instance where a warden and guards discriminated and retaliated against Muslim inmates who had complained. The allegations and findings were contained in a regular semi-annual report of alleged civil liberties and civil rights breaches by Justice Department mandated under the Patriot Act. DOJ Inspector General Glenn A. Fine [official profile] also noted in his report that no prison officials had as yet been disciplined in connection with mistreatment of Arab and Muslim detainees held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, NY, after the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington; it also indicated that an investigation into incorrect FBI allegations of wrongdoing against Muslim Oregon attorney Brandon Mayfield [JURIST report] in connection with the March 11, 2004 Madrid bombings were ongoing. Review the full text of the DOJ report [PDF]. AP has more.



 

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