PHOTO Guard tower at Camp Delta where
detainees are held at the United States Naval
Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The Guantanamo Bay detention camp is a
United States military prison located within
Guantanamo Bay Naval Base , also referred
to as Guantánamo or GTMO (pronounced
‘gitmo’), which fronts on Guantánamo Bay in
Cuba . At the time of its establishment in
January 2002, Secretary of Defense Donald
Rumsfeld said the prison camp was
established to detain extraordinarily dangerous
people, to interrogate detainees in an optimal
setting, and to prosecute detainees for war
crimes. In practice, the site has long been
used for indefinite detention without trial .