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Abu Ghraib to Reopen After Getting a New Name and Makeover

By Sandy Sand     Jan 25, 2009 in Crime
Abu Ghraib, the infamous prison with heavily fortified walls and watchtowers that came to represent abuse and sexual humiliation of prisoners by American soldiers after photos revealed its darkest secrets is scheduled to reopen in mid-February.
The prison, closed since 2006 and now under the control of the Iraqis, has been renovated and will be known as Baghdad's Central Prison.
Revamped to accommodate 15,000 inmates, the prison is expected to relieve overcrowding in Iraq’s other prisons.
Concerned about Iraq's beleaguered judicial system, the United Nations warned of over crowding and "grave human rights violations" of detainees in Iraqi custody, in a recent report.
In response, Deputy Justice Minister Busho Ibrahim said the facility will be operated according to international standards, and its opening will relieve overcrowding elsewhere.
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