The Senate's Appalling CIA Torture Report, by the Numbers

The Senate's Appalling CIA Torture Report, by the Numbers
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The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence finally released its long-awaited, long-delayed report on the use of torture by the U.S. government on Tuesday. The 499-page executive summary, culled from nearly 6,000 documents, paints a ghastly portrait of the CIA's enhanced interrogation and detention programs. And it's the Senate committee's determination that not only does CIA torture not work in the service of "national security," but the CIA lied to Congress, the White House and the American people about what it was doing, the level of brutality and whether it was even successful.

With that in mind, we've rounded up the main numbers you need to know to understand this massive report. You can browse the entire sickening document here.

119: Number of individuals known to have been held in CIA custody under the agency's detention and interrogation program.

26: Number of individuals the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has determined to have been "wrongfully" held by the CIA.

39: Number of detainees known to have been subjected to the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques.

17: Percentage of those detainees who provided no intelligence while in CIA custody. 

In this AP file photo, protesters volunteer to undergo waterboarding at a protest against the Iraq War in 2008.
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180: Maximum number of hours detainees were forcefully kept awake, "at times with their hands shackled above their heads."

5: Number of detainees who experienced "disturbing hallucinations" during prolonged sleep deprivation.

2: Number of cases in which the CIA kept employing sleep deprivation anyway.

5: Number of CIA detainees subjected to "rectal rehydration" or rectal feeding without documented medical necessity.

3: Number of detainees the CIA threatened with harm to their children or sexual abuse of their mother.

834: The number of times "enhanced interrogation" appears. 

131: The number of times the word "torture" appears in the report. 

U.S. attorney general Michael Mukasey is sworn in before testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the use of waterboarding by the CIA.
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12: Months it took after 9/11 for the CIA to actually brief the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence after the agency had already began using enhanced interrogation techniques. 

4: The number of years that the CIA used enhanced interrogation before briefing President Bush on the specific techniques they were employing.

38: Number of detainees, out of 39, who had already been subjected to those techniques.

180: Number of dollars, in millions, the CIA included in a base contract in 2006 to hire psychologists to help devise the agency's enhanced interrogation techniques.

17: Number of detainees subjected to enhanced interrogation without approval from CIA headquarters.