US Prison Handover


We are still in Iraq, but we are steadily withdrawing forces. Camp Taji has been handed over to the Iraqi government.

The Jail at Camp Taji north of Baghdad holds 3,000 inmates, mostly “low level insurgents”, the military said.

Only a small number of inmates have been convicted of a crime with most detained because of Iraqi government-issued arrest warrants.


The prison in Camp Taji was opened in 2008.


The US military controls one other prison in Iraq, while all others including the notorious Abu Ghraib have been handed over to the Iraqis.

via BBC News – US hands over prison to the government of Iraq.