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VERY Disturbing Reports From Prisons In MN (Severe Torture being used)
by via Portland Indymedia
Friday Sep 5th, 2008 7:05 PM
Severe torture being used for the hell of it. Not even to get information, just to see people suffer. It's very reminiscent of the torture used on International Workers of the World unionists and Anarchists in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Reports I've heard so far (there is sure to be more as people are released):
*Male beaten over the head with baton and then tazed for at least 15 min for participating in singing "Solidarity Forever" with other cell mates after being singled out and told to shut up. Cell mates had to suffer the screaming, knowing they couldn't do anything to stop it.

*At least one report of a person being anally raped with a baton.

*Many reports of people clubbed and repeatedly peppersprayed in their cells.

*At least a couple reports of people being kicked repeatedly in the face.

*Excessive use of pain compliance maneuvers and pressure points on just about everyone.

*Water denied to most for at least 24 hrs.

*Male beaten by 12 cops in his cell and repeatedly peppersprayed.

*Male asked for food was then knocked out to the floor by a cop and then his head slammed into the ground, given a severe concussion. He was called a "fag" repeatedly and had a plastic bag put over his head with a gag. They used psychological torture and pain pressure techniques on his neck, including separating his jaw on both sides. They took his feet and bent them backwards at the ankle. He vomited and was left in the bag with his vomit for hours.
http://bravenewfilms.org/blog/51910-developing-detainee-alleges-torture-in-ramsey-county-jail

*Male denied toilet paper for at least 24 hours, asked politely for toilet paper, was drug out of cell and beaten severely in front of other cells as an example.

*Many, many reports of full body 1st & 2nd degree burns from pepperspray being denied decontamination/medical treatment.

*Male hand split apart by either tear gas canister or concussion grenade explosion denied medical for at least 36 hours.

*Male beaten until he couldn't breath for screaming because his arm had been pulled out of his shoulder socket in pain compliance hold.

*Female Portland IMC journalist arm fractured in pain compliance hold