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Guantanamo Bay: The World's Most Expensive Prison

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Guantanamo Bay: The World's Most Expensive Prison


At a cost of nearly one million dollars per year per detainee, Guantanamo Bay is the most expensive prison in the entire world.

The Miami Herald‘s Carol Rosenberg exposed the runaway costs of the military detention center in a shocking report earlier this week. According to Rosenberg, taxpayers pay about $800,000 annually for each of the 171 detainees in Guantanamo Bay. That number is about 30 times as much as the $25,000 per year it costs to hold a captive in a federal prison.

Henry Decker

Henry Decker was formerly the Managing Editor of The National Memo. He is currently an Online Associate at MRCampaigns.

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  1. Belleville November 12, 2011

    The 99% need to be organized with a common agenda. I beleive that if we could get Congress to change the Federal Income Tax Code to “20 Brackets to $20Million” that the rest of the agenda items would fall into place with time. I would love to see everyone with a sign reading “Tax the Rich like our Great Leaders of the past did for the 1st 70 years until Reagan’s Trickle Down. We need 20 Brackets to $20Million” Belleville


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