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US emptied Abu Ghraib prison
August 26, 2012
On August 26, 2006, US officials finished moving Abu Ghraib's remaining prisoners to other US-run detention centers. The US had been under pressure to close the prison in Iraq after photos of US troops abusing prisoners surfaced in April 2004. After the release of the initial photos, more evidence s....... [more]

'Different spanks for different ranks': reject the compromise or pardon the Abu Ghraib offenders
September 22, 2006
Ben Davis: There's an old adage in the military that goes different spanks for different ranks (see James W. Smith III, A Few Good Scapegoats: The Abu Ghraib Courts-Martial and the Failure of the Military Justice System, 27 Whittier Law Review 671, 677, 693 (2006....... [more]

England: 'worse things' happened at Abu Ghraib
October 3, 2005
Lynndie England, who was sentenced last week to 3 years in prison for her role in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, said she knew of worse things happening at the Iraqi military prison. In an interview with MSNBC's Dateline Sunday, England said the pictures taken of her did not....... [more]

Iraqis outraged over Lynndie England sentence
September 28, 2005
Many Iraqis on Wednesday expressed outrage after Pfc. Lynndie England, notorious for her role in abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib, was sentenced to three years in prison on Tuesday. Some accused the US of having a double standard, arguing that the sentence would have been more severe if Engla....... [more]

BREAKING NEWS ~ England sentenced to three years prison for Abu Ghraib abuses
September 27, 2005
Wire services are reporting that a military jury at Fort Hood, Texas, has sentenced Pfc. Lynndie England to three years in prison in connection with abuse of Iraq prisoners at Abu Ghraib. She was also given a dishonorable discharge. The sentence was substantially lighter than the nine years she face....... [more]

England apologizes for Iraqi prisoner photos as defense bids for light sentence
September 27, 2005
Pfc. Lynndie England Tuesday apologized for posing for pictures with humiliated Iraqi prisoners, saying that she had been used by her then-boyfriend Spc. Charles Graner. As the sentencing phase of her trial following her Monday conviction on six of seven abuse-related charges got under way at Fort....... [more]

BREAKING NEWS ~ Lynndie England convicted on Abu Ghraib charges
September 26, 2005
AP is reporting that Pfc. Lynndie England has been convicted on six of seven counts in court-martial proceedings for her role in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal .4:35 PM ET- After some two hours of deliberation the military jury of five officers found England guilty of one count of conspiracy....... [more]

Lynndie England abuse case heads to jury
September 26, 2005
Prosecutors wrapped up closing arguments Monday in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse case involving Pfc. Lynndie England by describing her as a willing participant in the scandal while defense attorneys portrayed her as impressionable and easily influenced by a manipulative boyfriend. England faces a pris....... [more]

England defense blames obedience dysfunction for Abu Ghraib conduct
September 24, 2005
Defense psychologists testified in court-martial proceedings Friday that learning disabilities and her compliant personality made Pfc. Lynndie England so blindly obedient to her boyfriend and now-incarcerated superior officer Charles Graner that she thought nothing of posing in Abu Ghra....... [more]

Jailed Abu Ghraib abuse leader testifies in Lynndie England court-martial
September 23, 2005
Army Spc. Charles Graner took the stand Thursday in court-martial proceedings against Pfc. Lynndie England, who is facing conspiracy, maltreatment of subordinates and indecent acts charges stemming from the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal. Graner, who was found guilty and sentenced to 10 years in....... [more]

England court-martial begins; judge to allow implicating statement
September 21, 2005
Court-martial proceedings against Pfc. Lynndie England, 22, one of the highest-profile but lowest-ranking suspects in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal, began Wednesday in Fort Hood, Texas, with jury selection and opening statements. England faces seven counts of abuse and conspiracy in connectio....... [more]