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Letter from James A. Gondles to Thomas W. O'Connell re: American Corrections Association Operational Assistance Visit to Guantanamo Bay

May 27, 2004 | ACLU-RDI 2444
This letter is from James Gondles of the American Corrections Association giving a synopsis of his organizations assessment of the facilities at Guantanamo Bay. The letter states that Guantanamo "appeared to provide a safe, secure and humane environment for those enemy combatants being confined". And that the "confinement Policies, standard operating procedures, and practices observed by the delegation were designed to ensure the integrity, dignity, health and appropriate privileges of the detainees and to protect them from ill treatment". The letter concludes that the CAC team was "impressed and proud of the professionalism and work ethic exhibited by the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from all aspects of the [facility].