The horrors of warfare have long been a staple of movies and TV dramas and since Vietnam to present day Syria, of news programming, too. The treatment of prisoners, or POWs, is a recurring storyline. Stark detention camps, squalid barracks, sparse rations, forced labor, escape attempts are the genre’s de rigueur. But are all POWs badly tortured and abused? Are nonstate actors, like ISIS, changing the rules of the game with their tactics?