Camp Delta Detainees Essay

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How would you feel if you were mistreated and tortured? Detainees in Camp Delta face these in their everyday life. Camp Delta is located at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. America set the camps up in 2002 to hold foreign terror suspects captured during the war against the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Detainees were first kept in an improvised facility called Camp X-Ray which was replaced by a more permanent structure, Camp Delta, in 2003. Security at Camp Delta is tight there are razor wire, guard towers and searchlights control the perimeter while the gunboats patrol the waters below.

Camp Delta was first occupied on April 28, 2002, when 300 detainees previously held at Camp X-Ray were transferred to Camp Delta. The rest of the detainees were moved the next day while Camp X-Ray was shut down. Camp Delta was initially a 612-unit detention facility. It is built on the site of a former facility made up of cinder-block buildings used during a Haitian refugee operation. Each detention unit is 8 feet long, 6 feet, 8 inches wide and 8 feet tall and constructed with metal mesh material on a solid steel frame. Approximately 24 units make up a detention block. Camp Delta is comprised of at least 7 detention camps. These are Camps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and Echo. Camps are numbered according to the order of in which they were built; not based on their order of precedence or level of security. Camps 1, 2 and 3 are maximum security camps that can house about 800 detainees who
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This topic was not at all hard to research about as I found a lot of information about it and I also found most of it interesting. I believe prisoners should not be tortured, even if they have committed a crime and their family should have the right to know where they are. Personally, I think the right choice would be to close Camp

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