SOURCE: The Washington Post

May 12, 2008 06:00 ET

The Washington Post Uncovers Medical Neglect of Foreign Detainees in Hidden U.S. Prisons

Four-Day Investigative Series by Pulitzer Prize-Winner Dana Priest and Amy Goldstein

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 12, 2008) - A four-part Washington Post investigative series by Dana Priest and Amy Goldstein reveals that foreign detainees being kept in network of hidden prisons across the U.S. are receiving below standard medical care that, in many cases, has resulted in death.

The series began yesterday, taking an in-depth look at the government agencies in charge of the detainee facilities and uncovered a hidden world of flawed medical judgments, faulty administrative practices, neglectful guards, ill-trained technicians, sloppy record-keeping, lost medical files and dangerous staff shortages.

The series continues today with the story of a woman showing how difficult it is for immigration detainees to receive appropriate care for a major medical problem, in her case cancer.

Final installments of the investigative series will run Tuesday and Wednesday. To see the full series, in addition to videos, photo slideshows and other interactive elements, please visit:

www.washingtonpost.com/carelessdetention

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