is a small compound in the detainment camp
complex on the US Naval
base at Guantanamo Bay
. Camp Iguana originally held three child detainees who camp spokesmen then claimed were the only detainees under age 16. It was closed in the winter of 2004 when the three were sent home. When the Department of Defense was forced, by US District Court
Judge Jed Rakoff
's court order
to release the identities of all the detainees, they acknowledged that they had held up to twenty minors in the adult portion of the prison.
In 2005 Camp Iguana was re-opened to hold some of the 38 detainees classified as "no longer enemy combatants
", while they await diplomatic efforts to find them a permanent home in a country other than their country of origin or the United States.
Camp Iguana is about distant from the main facilities of Camp Delta
. Part of the fence that surrounds it is not covered with an opaque barrier, so that the detainees can see the ocean from that area. The detainees have access to video games, a cooler, and a soccer field.
According to an article in the London Sunday Times
on June 26, 2003, the living quarters are air-conditioned and consist of "a bedroom with twin beds, a small living room with two armchairs, sofa and television, and a bathroom and kitchenette
", with an oven present for aesthetic reasons, and a refrigerator whose fruit and dessert contents are reportedly handled as part of a reward system. A line of black tape on the floor... Read More