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.
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