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Life Inside Guantanamo Bay

Shackled ankles and Harry Potter DVDs.

1. Camp VI, one of seven sections within Guantanamo Bay’s permanent detainment camp, was modeled on federal high-security prisons.

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The interior of an unoccupied communal cellblock at Camp VI.

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The interior of an unoccupied cell.
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3. As of 2010, Camp VI was known for its communal areas with big-screen televisions and cells that allow detainees to wander in and out.

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An unidentified prisoner reads a newspaper in a communal cellblock at Camp VI.

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A room used for meetings between lawyers and their clients, complete with ankle shackle.

5. Detainees are reportedly given a daily choice of regular, soft, vegetarian, vegetarian with fish, bland and high fiber meals.

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Picture taken March 7, 2013.

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Trays of halal meat.

8. Here’s the library at Camp Delta, one of Guantanamo’s two camps. (The third, Camp X-Ray, was closed in 2002. The second, Camp Iguana, houses detainees no longer considered “enemy combatants.”)

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The detainee library inside Camp Delta offers reading material, movies and video games.

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Jessica Testa is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Jessica Testa at jessica.testa@buzzfeed.com.
 
 
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