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The Providence Journal

Cambodians’ plight led Allen to rights quest
August 6, 2007
By Karen Lee Ziner


PROVIDENCE — Cambodian refugees were streaming into Thailand in 1980 when Scott Allen — then 17 — ran away from home and signed up for relief work in the border camps. There he learned about the reverberating effects of torture that would steer his adulthood as a physician.

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George Street Journal

Off Hours: Scott Allen: clinical assistant professor, singer-songwriter

By Scott J. Turner

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For Scott Allen, M.D., life is about making people feel better. He does his healing through medicine and music.

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The Providence Journal

1.18.2001 00:21
The doctor will see you now


By VAUGHN WATSON
Journal Pop Music Writer

In his spare time: Allen works as an internal medicine physician. Finding time for music has always been a challenge, he says. "It's such an important part of my life and an important release. It's just like anything else, you have to budget some time for it."

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The Providence Journal- Front Page

Scott Allen in front of Maximum Security, RI ACI

NOVEMBER 2004

ACI's top doctor quits, says inmate was abused

Dr. Scott Allen says prison director A.T. Wall mishandled an incident in which an inmate was injured by prison staff.

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And going WAY back...

 

The Hartford Courant

Friday, June 20, 1980

Teen-Ager Working in Thai Camp

Page A-2

By DEBORAH PETERSON

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By Scott

The Boston Globe and The International Herald Tribune Op-Ed


Our duty to war detainees
By Scott Allen and Stephen Xenakis  |  January 22, 2007

AT LEAST 112 detainees have died in US custody in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2002 and 2005, according to military documents and press reports. Many of these deaths appear to have been preventable. Given the public record of detainee abuses and history of weakened administration support of detainee rights, the possibility of preventable deaths in US custody warrants careful review.

Full Op-Ed in the Boston Globe (free sign up required) or Full Op-Ed in International Herald Tribune (free)

The Providence Journal Op-Ed

Abuse in prison: Stanford revisited, By Scott Allen


01:00 AM EDT on Monday, July 17, 2006


IN 1973, two Stanford investigators conducted a landmark experiment that came to be known as the Stanford Prison Experiment. A group of healthy, emotionally normal college students were randomly assigned to roles as mock inmates and mock guards in a mock prison exercise. The study, originally planned for two weeks, had to be aborted after six days because of significant pain and psychological trauma experienced by the participants.

Full Op-Ed

The Providence Journal Op-Ed

February 13, 2006 Op-Ed by Scott Allen

We need 'creatively maladjusted' teens


01:00 AM EST on Friday, January 13, 2006
IT WAS the novelty story at the end of a week. A 16-year-old Florida boy runs away to Iraq without telling his parents.
The story of Farris Hassan, the Florida prep-school teen who managed to get himself all the way to Iraq before anyone could figure out where he was, intrigued people. How could anyone be so foolish? Didn't he know how dangerous it is over there?
While the story generated a great deal of discussion from columnists, bloggers, and folks around the water cooler, I took note of the fact that most observers had no idea what may have been going through the young man's head. I think, at least in some way, I do. And if Farris was foolish, then 25 years ago I was, too.

Full Op-Ed

Scott Allen, Kanya Sao

Scott Allen '84 and Kanya Duong. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen.

Bates Magazine

Cambodia Memoir


In 1980, 17-year old Scott Allen volunteered in the Cambodian refugee camps, helping the Duong family gain asylum in America. Years later, Kanya Duong stunned him with her story, forcing Allen to revisit his past.

By Scott A. Allen ’84

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Blogs

Further Evidence of Medical Monitoring of CIA Torture
By Scott Allen, MD · Posted on March 16, 2009 at 1:13 pm
Mark Danner, an attorney and journalist, revealed in yesterday’s New York Review of Books never-before-seen sections of a confidential International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) report detailing the treatment of detainees held at the CIA “black site” interrogation facilities. Among the many disturbing facts in Danner’s article, the ICRC report contains critical new information about health professionals, described by the detainees interviewed for the report as “doctors,” closely monitoring the torture of individuals in CIA custody...

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Quotable Allen

Washington Post. Sunday August 23, 2009
CIA Officer Disciplined for Alleged Gun Use in Interrogation
Bush Officials Filed No Charges Over Tactics in Terror Case
By Joby Warrick and R. Jeffrey Smith
Washington Post Staff Writers

"Mock executions or threats to an individual's life produce extreme fear and loss of control in the victim," said Scott Allen, medical adviser for Physicians for Human Rights, a nonprofit advocacy group that campaigns against torture. "These kinds of threats can have serious, long-lasting psychological impact."



Scott Allen and Jody Rich are co-founders and co-directors of

 Prisoner Health and Human Rights

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