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‘50s CIA report critical of Soviet police techniques has eerie parallels to the modern American criminal justice system

‘50s CIA report critical of Soviet police techniques has eerie parallels to the modern American criminal justice system

In the midst of the Cold War, the Central Intelligence Agency routinely collected information about the methods of control employed by the Soviet Union to capture, incarcerate, and punish those opposed to the state. While the CIA used this information to denounce the USSR in reports such as this one available in the CREST archives, a modern reader will note how several of the criticized policies resemble those of the criminal justice system in modern day America.

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Five terrifying truths about our criminal justice system

Five terrifying truths about our criminal justice system

As we approach the end of the year and the beginning of a new presidency, let’s give some thought on the everyday, mind-boggling ways that being a prisoner in America is absolutely terrifying.

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