guantanamo

By IndyKids Staff

A group of former Guantanamo Bay prisoners have organized to offer medical and job support to other freed prisoners. The U.S. military’s Guantanamo Bay Prison is based in Cuba, in the Caribbean. Sami al-Haj, a TV cameraman from Sudan, in Africa, was a Guantanamo prisoner for six years, though he was never accused of a crime. Al-Haj told the Associated Press: “If you lock someone up in a normal prison for six months they need help. These people have been in jail for more than six years in an institution that’s much worse than a normal jail.”