Camp Cropper prison, Iraq

Click here: Guardian Unlimited – Camp Cropper prison, Iraq

Originally set up as a small ‘high-value’ detention site – Saddam Hussein was kept there – the prison outside Baghdad now has 2,000 inmates. US forces have around 60,000 people detained in Iraq, compared with 27,000 a year ago.

Detainees pray outside

Juvenile detainees pray at the ‘House of Wisdom’ school operated by the US military near Camp Cropper. More than 800 juveniles are now in American custody at the site. Most were captured during this year’s American troop ‘surge’

US army guards watch as juvenile detainees wash before prayers at the ‘House of Wisdom’ school

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