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Ex-Guantanamo Guard Details Prison Abuse

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Ex-Guantanamo Guard Details Prison Abuse

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Ex-Guantanamo Guard Details Prison Abuse

Ex-Guantanamo Guard Details Prison Abuse

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There have been few first-hand accounts of what the military prison at Guantanamo Bay is really like. Some former detainees have alleged harsh treatment bordering on torture. The new attorney general, Eric Holder, toured the prison recently and said he witnessed no rough treatment of prisoners and thought the staff was performing admirably.

Brandon Neely was a military police officer at Guantanamo when the camp opened. He's now out of the Army, and unlike other former guards, he has been speaking about what he saw there.

Guest host Scott Simon speaks with Neely, who also served in Iraq and is a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War.