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Exhibition Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration

Pat Lopez. Defense Table Abu Ghirab [sic] England Court Martial Prosecution Table, May 3, 2005. Colored pencil on gray paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (102.00.00)
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Abu Ghraib Court Martial

Lynndie England, the female soldier who participated in the violation of prisoners in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, sits between her private and military lawyers, Rick Hernandez and Capt. Jonathan Crisp. England entered a guilty plea on May 3, 2005, at the Fort Hood military base in Texas. Col. James Pohl declared a mistrial in May due to conflicting testimony. The charges against her were reduced for her second trial in September 2005, when she was sentenced to three years in prison and given a dishonorable discharge. She ultimately spent less than two years in prison.