For Iraqi Prisoners, Release Remains Elusive U.S. officials in Baghdad say they plan to hold more than 5,000 Iraqi prisoners after the June 30 transfer of sovereignty. That has raised objections from human rights organizations and Iraqi officials. Some Iraqis accused of attacking U.S. forces are already facing trial before Iraqi judges. But even those who are acquitted can remain in U.S. custody as security detainees. NPR's Deborah Amos reports.