José Padilla

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Person.png José Padilla  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Criminal charge
Criminal conspiracy (multiple)
Criminal status
Incarcerated at ADX Florence, Colorado
Victim of • torture
• Sensory deprivation
Subjected to Sensory deprivation for years before even being charged.

Sensory deprivation

While awaiting trial, reports surfaced that he was being tortured for information with the use of sensory deprivation for weeks at a time. For 1,307 days, Padilla was kept in a 9' x 7' cell with no natural light, clock or calendar. When Padilla left his cell, he was shackled and fitted with heavy goggles and headphones. His counsel argues that while he was being interrogated Padilla was subjected to harsh lights and pounding sounds. While meeting with his counsel, they reported Padilla exhibiting facial tics, random eye movements and unusual contortions of his body.


José Padilla was convicted of aiding terrorists in 2007 and was sentenced to 17 years, 4 months in prison.

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