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From: Taoss - Sherry Swiney 
To: PATRICK Crusade 
Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2003 6:45 PM
Subject: [patrickcrusade] PRISON GUARDS - METHODS OF CONTROL

The following is on the topic of: Brainwashing Tactics in Domestic Violence - however, take a look at the methods used....these are the same methods used to control prisoners.   It has nothing to do with rehabilitation.  Rather, it has everything to do with destroying the human mind and making it sick.  Obviously, this is not conducive to reducing crime.
Most people who brainwash...use methods similar to those of prison guards who recognize that physical control is never easily accomplished without the cooperation of the prisoner. The most effective way to gain that cooperation is through subversive manipulation of the mind and feelings of the victim, who then becomes a psychological, as well as a physical, prisoner."  -- Amnesty International publication, "Report on Torture".brainwashing of prisoners of war

Typically, before any form of physical abuse begins, victims are subjected to brainwashing over a period of time.  Brainwashing takes on a whole different meaning when done by someone you love as compared to the politically motivated brainwashing done by strangers, who you know are your enemy.  However the parallels with standard political brainwashing are there.