Eerie Photos Reveal Life Inside Guantanamo Bay Prison
A photographer captures the stark contrast of life for prisoners and soldiers at the prison.
“Guantánamo is the best posting a soldier can have,” a military escort told Debi Cornwall on her first trip to the infamous detention facility.
Cornwall, a New York-based photographer, had just stepped off a plane onto the Cuban coast and signed a dozen pages of regulations for photographing inside Guantánamo Bay, a U.S. military prison that's home to 41 men who are suspected of or charged with terrorism (only one of whom has been convicted of a crime).
These prohibited her from photographing faces, surveillance mechanisms, locks, and certain parts of the coastline. At the end of each day, guards took her camera’s memory card and deleted any photos that broke these rules.
During her three visits between 2014 and