The experimental nature of the interrogation and detention techniques is clearly evident in the Senate's executive summary of its investigative report.
Without the release of the Cuban Five, Cuba would never have freed Alan Gross, and Obama could not have normalized relations between the United States and Cuba.
Danny Murillo is a survivor of the SHU. He is currently a student at the University of California, Berkeley. An earlier version of Murillo's piece was published in LA Progressive.