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Red Cross Checks on U.S. Prisons

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Red Cross Checks on U.S. Prisons

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Red Cross Checks on U.S. Prisons

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The Red Cross is checking on the conditions of prisoners who've recently been moved by the United States. One Red Cross team visited a new American prison in Baghdad that holds about 3,500 detainees, including many who were once at the Abu Ghraib prison.

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The Red Cross is checking on the conditions of U.S. prisoners who've recently been moved. One Red Cross team visited a new American prison in Baghdad. It holds about 3,500 detainees, including many who were once at the Abu Ghraib prison. Another team from the Red Cross is at the Guantanamo Naval base in Cuba. They're checking on the conditions of 14 prisoners who just arrived. Those 14 are high-profile suspects who'd previously been held at secret CIA prisons.

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