Lynndie England was catapulted onto the international stage as the face of prisoner abuse in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal during the United States’ Iraqi occupation. Pictures surfaced of England in a series of humiliating and degrading poses with detainees at the Baghdad prison. The incident has since come to be known as the “prisoner abuse scandal.” Although England insisted that she was following orders, she was sentenced to three years in prison and received a dishonorable discharge from the United States military.

Born in Ashland, Kentucky, England moved to Fort Ashby, West Virginia at the age of 2. In her junior year of high school, England joined the United States Army Reserve. She married young and was soon divorced. In 2003, she was deployed to ...

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