Guantánamo

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The Pentagon has built a series of facilities at Guantánamo Bay since it inaugurated its offshore detention and interrogation center for terrorist suspects in January 2002 by airlifting captives to remote Cuba from Bagram, Afghanistan. In early 2011, House Armed Services Committee chairman, Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., declared the prison camp infrastructure had an overall capacity to confine 800 captives. Here's a breakdown of the known lockups and other buildings, with best estimates of the current detainee population:






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Camp X-Ray: Opened: Jan. 11, 2002. Current population: zero.


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Camp Delta, also known as Camps 1-2-3: Opened: April 28, 2002. Current detainee population: Zero.






Camp Echo: reported in 2004, Opened: Date unknown. Current detainee population: At least three.
  • Inside Camp Echo at Guantánamo Bay







  • Camp 4: Opened: February 2003. Current detainee population: Zero.






    Camp 5: Opened: May 2004. Current captive population: About 55.






    Camp 5 Echo: Opened: April 2008. Current detainee population: Undisclosed subset of Camp 5 population.






    Camp Five Physical Therapy Building: Opened: Date unknown. Current detainee population: Unknown.






    Camp 6: Opened: December 2006. Current detainee population: About 75






    Camp 7: Opened: Date unknown. Cost: Unknown. Current detainee population: 15






    Camp Iguana: Opened: Date unknown. Current population: Zero.






    Behavioral Health Unit: Opened: 2006. Population: Zero.








    Detention Center Headquarters: Opened: 2004.






    updated June 15, 2014

    Carol Rosenberg, Miami Herald

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