Guardsmen assigned to the 270th Military Police Company, California Army National Guard, and the 38th Military Police Company, Indiana Army National Guard, turn in their weapons at Fort Bliss after arriving Dec. 15, 2015, after a nine-month deployment at Guantánamo. ISMAEL ORTEGA FORT BLISS

Guardsmen assigned to the 270th Military Police Company, California Army National Guard, and the 38th Military Police Company, Indiana Army National Guard, turn in their weapons at Fort Bliss after arriving Dec. 15, 2015, after a nine-month deployment at Guantánamo. ISMAEL ORTEGA FORT BLISS

"Guards and Staff Outnumber Captives 33 to 1 at Guantanamo Prison" Miami Herald

As the Obama administration downsizes the number of captives, the Pentagon has not reduced the Guantanamo prison staff. As of August 25th, there are at least 33 soldiers and civilians for every prisoner at the Detention Center Zone, compared to 14 staff per prisoner at the height of the crippling 2013 hunger strike. CNS Director, Karen Greenberg, called the today's staff-to-prisoner ratio "ridiculous," and suggested there could be a politically motivated lack of will to downsize the staff by the Obama administration. 

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