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28 March 2008


U.S. Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston website:
http://chsbrig.ahf.nmci.navy.mil/default.htm

The brig has housed high-value detainees such as Jose Padilla and Ali al-Marri. Al-Marri is reportedly still there:

http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/?cat=26

Al-Marri ... the last “enemy combatant” on US soil ... was then moved to a naval brig in Charleston, South Carolina, where he was held incommunicado for 16 months, and where, according to statements eventually filed by his lawyers (see below), he was subjected to “inhumane, degrading, and physically and psychologically abusive treatment.” Held in “complete isolation” in a bare cell measuring nine feet by six feet in an otherwise unoccupied cell block, he was subjected to sleep deprivation and extreme temperature manipulation, was frequently deprived of food and water, and was only allowed outside for “recreation” – also alone – three times a week “when deemed to be ‘compliant.’” Reinforcing his isolation, his cell contained nothing but a Koran, a “suicide blanket” and a thin mattress, and even the window was blocked out, preventing him from ever seeing natural light or knowing the time of day.

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An aerial view of the United States Naval Consolidated Brig at the Charleston Naval Weapons Station in Hanahan, S.C. taken Nov. 12, 2003. The first publicly released images of Padilla's 3 1/2-year detention at the brig were filed late Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, in federal court in Miami as part of an attempt by Padilla's lawyers to get criminal terrorism support charges against him dismissed, based on what they claim was treatment that amounted to torture while in military custody. (AP Photo/The Post and Courier, Brad Nettles) **NO SALES, MAGS OUT**

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[For comparison, an almost identical] Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar, Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar, California (CA). Camera Operator: PH1(AW) MAHLON K. MILLER, USN Date Shot: 17 Oct 1995 Download Hi-Res


US Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston

Birdseye

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=charleston,sc&ie=UTF8&ll=32.910054,-79.976172&spn=0.00386,0.008497&t=k&z=18

Looking North

Looking North

Looking East

Looking East

Looking South

Looking West

Looking West

For Comparison: Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar, Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar, CA, Looking South
Location: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=san+diego,ca&ie=UTF8&ll=32.87995,-117.15208&spn=0.00193,0.004249&t=k&z=19