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While Americans suffer, Pentagon blows $100M for 2,000 prisoners

US to Build Massive New Prison in Bagram
by Glenn Greenwald

As the Obama administration announced plans for hundreds of billions of dollars more in domestic budget cuts, it late last week solicited bids for the construction of a massive new prison in Bagram, Afghanistan. Posted on the aptly named FedBizOps.Gov website which it uses to announce new privatized spending projects, the administration unveiled plans for "the construction of Detention Facility in Parwan (DFIP), Bagram, Afghanistan" which includes "detainee housing capability for approximately 2000 detainees." It will also feature "guard towers, administrative facility and Vehicle/Personnel Access Control Gates, security surveillance and restricted access systems." The announcement provided: "the estimated cost of the project is between $25,000,000 to $100,000,000."


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Your math is way off...

not that it makes a difference...still absurd. Will we simply let China start building prisons in America and allowing them to throw anyone they want in there to rot?

I suppose if we fight back we will simply be labeled terrorist just like the Afghans who fight back.

Wow, huge math error is right.

What was I thinking? Nothing, apparently.

I just left it off, but the estimate below of $50,000/prisoner is accurate. That's 20 per million dollars, 2000 per hundred million.


would be $50,000 per prisoner, would it not? No matter the cost, it's disgusting!

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I noticed the url has a ".gov" suffix.

When are they going to change that to ".fas" for "fascist"?
I think soon, judging by the way they are going.