Thursday, July 9, 2009

Fun Fact

The library for the detainees at GTMO holds over 12,000 titles. This means about 50 titles per detainee. In 2004, on average, private secondary schools in America had the most books compared to public schools - about 28 books per student. The average number of books and serial volumes in America’s public libraries in 2005 was 2.8 titles per capita. It looks like the literary resources at GTMO per capita not only exceed the American public library system, but our public and private school systems too.

Detainee Library - Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Monday, July 6, 2009

Did You Know?

According to The Church Report (the results of a US government investigation into detainee abuses) 3 cases of interrogation-related abuse have been discovered since 2002, when the detention operation opened. This equals 0.000125% of the total interrogations completed at GTMO between 2002 and 2005. Zero incidents of abusive interrogations have been discovered since 2005 at GTMO.

Did You Know?

Over 12 members of the current US Justice Department were involved with defending detainees at GTMO, including our Attorney General.

Did You Know?

The detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba received over 20,000 pieces of "fan mail" last year.