secret prisons / TORTURE
Black Sites have been used at least as far back as the Clinton years to detain prisoners extra-legally. During the last eight years a policy of "extraordinary rendition" was carried out to hold and interrogate prisoners in countries, including Afghanistan and Sudan. President Bush claimed it the right of the chief executive to brand anyone he deemed so as an "enemy combatant"; even as a US citizen, one then has no right to a lawyer, or habeus corpus. Further exercise of the powers of the Unitary Executive -- including signing statements -- has allowed the administration to defy the Geneva Convention and its provisions on humane treatment of prisoners.
video link: NatGeo broadcasted Inside Guantanamo this April
website link: ACLU - http://closegitmo.com