GTMO 2016: Special report on current status of detention camp
Closing the Guantanamo Bay prison camp has long been a point of contention in the US, with strong opinions on both sides. President Barack Obama promised during his 2008 campaign that he would close the infamous detention center in Cuba. It’s a promise he has been unable to keep as of yet, thanks in part to a hostile Congress. Of the 779 men who have been held there, only 80 detainees remain ‒ 28 of whom are cleared for release ‒ but the conditions they face and what might happen to them in the future remain unclear.
Del Rosario investigates the conditions in which those remaining detainees are living. What happens, she asks, when you reach the irreducible minimum, the dozens of “forever prisoners” deemed too dangerous to release?