Subj: Fw: Re: US Detention Facilities
Date: 9/16/2004 12:01:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: "John McCarthy" <>

The following URL's will serve as background for the attempts to obstruct justice in a capital murder case while incarcerating me in virtually complete isolation, in violation of Human Rights Statutes, from November 26, 1967 until April 4th, 1968, in a 5 x 7 foot wooden box serving as a cell in the maximum security compound at the Long Binh Detention Facility in Long Binh, Vietnam during war time in a war zone; a violation in and of itself. The attack on Long Binh during the Tet Offensive of January 30, 1968, proves this point.

I was further incarcerated in the US Military Penitentiary, formerly called the United States Disciplinary Barracks, USDB, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas from April 7, 1968 until October 6, 1969.

I was then released from incarceration pending appeal and assigned as the Operations Officer of the Combat Surveillance School, still under charges of premeditated murder, and without a security clearance. The URL's below fill in the gaps.

Maximum Security Compound Facility, Long Binh South Vietnam, November 26, 1967-April 4, 1968:

The Maximum Security Compound was located inside the Military Prison Facility which housed approximately 800 American Military prisoners charged, awaiting court-martial, convicted and awaiting prison shipment to the United States for further incarceration. The "Max" was enclosed in triple concertina wire, topped with razor wire, measuring approximately 150 x 150 feet in area guarded by military police at the entrance to the "Max" and covered by two machine gun towers on either side of the compound.

The cells in the U shaped configured Maximum Security Compound, numbering approximately fifty, were enclosed on four sides by two-inch thick oak prefab construction with a 5 x 7 inch window covered with re-bar and mesh screen for observation of inmates, a heavy duty chicken wire suspended from the top of the box above which a continuous burning light bulb was suspended. All of this was covered by a tin roof, which radiated heat down into the cells. Air was circulated through the cells by gaps in between the tin roof and the tops of the cells, allowing red laterite dust to coat the interiors mixed with humidity and perspiration resulting in a constant red muck covering bodies of the inmates. There were no toilet facilities nor running water in any of these cells. Individuals were occasionally escorted to outhouses to relieve themselves in an environment totally avoided by the Military Police Guards. Many of the inmates in the "Max" had syphilis and other contagious venereal diseases which exposed all other inmates who used these latrine facilities.

Inmates were fed by common service trays usually kicked through slots cut into the bottoms of the cell door. Liquid refreshment became mixed with the meager food rations during this process.

Inmates were escorted individually once or twice per week to a shower room adjacent to the cells.

Some prisoners were observed to suffer abuse in the form of beatings with swagger sticks carried and administered by the prison commandant. These prisoners were obviously going insane due to their behavior of playing with their own feces and lack of attention to their constant pleas to relieve themselves. Attempts to provide these abusive assaults on inmates was thwarted by JAG Attorneys who often visited inmates with the excuse that "you don't want to rock the boat". One of these attorneys is currently a sitting judge in Northern Virginia.

These inhumane conditions resulted in not just a few inmates going mad from the heat, humidity and isolation, all conditions in violations of human rights. Some were subsequently rendered unconscious with medication, placed in white straight jackets and removed from the Max never to be seen again.

Fortunately, there is no statute of limitations on these crimes against humanity.

I swear that the above is true, witnessed by myself and that I observed these conditions while incarcerated although innocent of any and all charges fabricated against me in a conspiracy to obstruct justice in a capital murder case to cover-up treason in wartime by the President's closest advisors.

John McCarthy
3628 Colonial Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90066
310 397 1143
310 500 6867

-------Original Message-------

Date: 09/16/04 06:19:29
To: John McCarthy
Subject: Re: US Detention Facilities

Thanks for writing. Since its inception (1961) AI has been concerned with ill-treatment/torture/killing of prisoners, anywhere, so if you have details incidents of of ill-treatment, you can send the details to or by mail to: Amnesty International, International Secretariat, Attn: Research Department, 1 Easton Street, London WClX 0DW, UK. To read AI's reports on any country, look in the LIBRARY of

Betsy Ross

"John McCarthy"
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09/15/2004 10:19 Subject: US Detention Facilities


Am I to understand that AI is currently recommending an investigation into all US Military Detention Facilities in light of the abuses at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and others?

Please advise of a focal point for input to your organization re this matter of grave concern.


John McCarthy
3628 Colonial Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066
310 397 1143
310 500 6867