POLITICS
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Government Prepares Guantanamo Prison For Closing

Earlier this month, Jamaican guest workers went through Camp X-Ray, the original terrorist detention site here, and uprooted weeds that had engulfed open-air wire cages abandoned seven years ago. A five-member FBI forensic team then spent a week photographing the restored area.

The photographs, in response to court orders preserving the place, are part of the military's plan to abandon the detention center, an eight-year-long project that evolved from a spare set of chain-link fence cages to a sprawling complex of prison cells, interrogation rooms, a hospital, classroom and court house that may have cost American taxpayers as much as $1 billion.

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