Justice at Guantanamo is about a woman from Alaska who does understand what America really stands forequal justice for all under the law, common decency, and respect for human rights. Kristine Huskey may have captured our attention with her beauty and her personality, but she captured our commitment to the cause of her clients with her intellect and her courage.”
U.S. Congressman Jim Moran, Virginia’s 8th Congressional District
Kristine Huskey skillfully weaves together the story of how she discovers her calling in life with the saga that takes her and her colleagues into the prison cells of Guantánamo Bay. The reader cannot help but be inspired by Huskey’s passion for justice and her desire to preserve America’s most cherished ideals.”
Joanne B. Ciulla, professor and Coston Family Chair in Leadership and Ethics, Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond
From the Inside Flap
Huskey was one of the first female lawyers to represent detainees of the Guantánamo Bay detention centerincluding two whose cases yielded a landmark Supreme Court decision allowing them to challenge their detentions in federal courts. Justice at Guantánamo delves into her many visits to the camp’s secretive, all-male world. Riveting scenes capture the intensity as Huskey advocates for such men as the twelve Kuwaitis” whose incarceration under inhumane conditions causes some of them to engage in near-fatal hunger strikes. When Huskey fights for better medical care for these men, they seek in her a friend and, sometimes, a savoir.