Annual Cost of Keeping One Prisoner at Guantanamo

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In January the military prison at Guantánamo Bay will be ten years old.  About 171 prisoners remain from the 779 who've been housed there. The operating costs are $140 million a year, and the Obama Administration claims that's $800,000 per inmate. Barack Obama's first order as President was to shut down Guantánamo. Congress said no, and the Pentagon is planning for the next 10 years of operation. That's according to Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald, who's been reporting on the prison since the first inmates arrived there.

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Guest:
Carol Rosenberg - Miami Herald - @carolrosenberg

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner