Knowledge Session: History of Prison Camps & Guantanamo Bay

From the very early times, war­ring coun­tries have had pris­on­ers of war. From the early B.C. eras to middle ages and today, there’s a con­stant evol­u­tion of how to treat pris­on­ers of war.

There is no pris­on camp more debated and argued about than Guantanamo Bay. Referred to as “Git­mo”, this pris­on camp was sup­posed to be shut down by Pres­id­ent Obama in 2009. How­ever, it’s still up and run­ning – and at a hefty price. While it costs $30,000 per year to house an inmate in a fed­er­al pris­on sys­tem, and $70,000 per year at a fed­er­al max pris­on, one pris­on­er at Git­mo will cost $3 mil­lion annu­ally. With over 779 pris­on­ers housed there since 2002, and the 200 plus FBI agents who have repor­ted pris­on­er abuses at Git­mo, it’s sur­pris­ing that this facil­ity is still in oper­a­tion.

This infograph­ic delves into the past treat­ment of pris­on­ers of war, the debate sur­round­ing Git­mo, and the costs and stat­ist­ics behind the facil­ity.

Feel free to like, com­ment, and share this infograph­ic from entitled “Where Does Git­mo Fit In? The Long, Wind­ing His­tory of Pris­on Camps”

Cour­tesy of: Infograph­ic World
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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.

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