125 More Guards Head to Guantanamo to 'Help' With Solitary Confinement, Force-Feeding of Prisoners

(Photo: Justin Norman/cc/flickr)The U.S. Army Reserve is sending 125 troops from Puerto Rico to serve as additional guards at Guantánamo, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

These troops are currently in training in Texas for a month before heading to the prison, AP continues.

The reason these additional guards are needed, the Miami Herald reports, is due to the solitary confinement of nearly all the prisoners and the force-feeding of 39 prisoners on hunger strike.

“When you go to single cell, that takes more people,” the Herald reports Navy Capt. Robert Durand as saying.

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