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Factsheet | August 16, 2016
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Download   The Basics Detainees: The first detainees arrived at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on January 11, 2002. Since it opened, 780 detainees have been held there. The...
Factsheet | August 16, 2016
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Download The Detainees Detainees currently held at Guantánamo: 61. Total number of detainees ever incarcerated at Guantánamo: 780. Detainees released under President Bush: Over 500...
Issue Brief | August 16, 2016
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The prison at Guantanamo Bay, which now holds 61 detainees, is vastly more expensive to operate than the equivalent federal prisons. Indeed, it’s come to be called “the most expensive prison on earth...
Factsheet | August 16, 2016
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Total Guantanamo Bay Prison Facility Costs Cost of Guantanamo prison facility up to the end of 2015: $5.687 billion Cost for 2015: $445 million Not included in above costs: Cost...
Factsheet | August 16, 2016
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Download Closing Guantánamo is a “national security imperative” according to the Department of Defense.  Guantánamo is a symbol of the failed war in Iraq, torture, and delayed justice for...
Factsheet | August 16, 2016
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The House and the Senate recently passed their versions of the National Defense Authorization Act for the fiscal year 2017 (FY17 NDAA). Both bills retain and add to unwise and unnecessary...
Factsheet | August 16, 2016
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Myth: Terrorists have traditionally been tried in military commissions. Fact: Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted more than 500 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11....
Factsheet | August 02, 2016
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What is Islamophobia? Islamophobia is an unfounded fear and hostility toward Islam and Muslims that results in discrimination, bias, marginalization, and at times, violence. It describes...

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