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Karpinski, Janis

Brigadier General Janis Karpinski of the U.S. Army Reserves came into the public eye with the release of photographs depicting a series of humiliation techniques apparently used on male Arabic prisoners in two cell blocks of the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, Iraq. The entire prison facility, along with 16 others, was nominally under the leadership of General Karpinski, who was later (in 2005) demoted to Colonel and asked to resign from the U.S. Army Reserves. As the officer of record for the prison, she was reprimanded by the Army and by the George W. Bush administration, while seven of the Military Police under her command were convicted of misconduct: most notably Lynndie England, who received a three-year prison term, and Charles Graner, who was ...

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