|“||Unless you can link these deaths to Hillary Clinton, nobody cares about dead Americans.||„|
|~ Graner on his personal facebook|
Charles A. Graner.Jr (born 10 november 1968) is a former member of the U.S. Army Reserve c who was convicted of prisoner abuse in connection with the 2003–2004 Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal. Graner, with other soldiers from his unit, the 372nd Military Police Company, was accused of allowing and inflicting sexual, physical, and psychological abuse on Iraqi prisoners of war in Abu Ghraib prison, a notorious prison in Baghdad during the United States occupation of Iraq.
In 1998, a prisoner accused Graner and three other guards of planting a razor blade in his food, which made him bleed and ate it.
Graner and four other guards were accused of hitting another prisoner who had deliberately flooded his cell, and telling a Muslim prisoner that he had rubbed pork on his entire tray of food.
Graner was convicted of conspiracy to maltreat detainees, failing to protect detainees from abuse, cruelty, and maltreatment, as well as charges of assault, indecency, and dereliction of duty. He was found guilty of all charges on January 14, 2005, and sentenced to 10 years in prison, demotion to private, dishonorable discharge and forfeiture of pay and allowances. Charges of adultery and obstruction of justice were dropped before trial. On August 6, 2011, Graner was released from the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas after serving six-and-a-half years of his ten-year sentence.
Specialist Jeremy Sivits, a soldier who pleaded guilty to charges related to the Abu Ghraib investigation, alleged that Graner once struck a prisoner in the head with such force that he lost consciousness.