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Chicago Police Department facility deemed an interrogation compound by the Guardian

An investigation by the Guardian has revealed details about a Chicago Police Department facility that newspaper calls “an off-the-books interrogation compound.” Sources tell the Guardian that Homan Square, on Chicago’s West Side, is the domestic equivalent of a CIA “black site,” where people who are arrested are secretly detained without access to lawyers for as long as 24 hours. Spencer Ackerman is national security editor for the Guardian U.S. He wrote the story and joins us on the Afternoon Shift.

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