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An eight-month McClatchy investigation of the detention system created after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has found that the U.S. imprisoned innocent men, subjected them to abuse, stripped them of their legal rights and allowed Islamic militants to turn the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba into a school for jihad. Here's a guide to the contents of our online report.

  • Day One: We got the wrong guys
  • Day Two: 'I guess you can call it torture'
  • Day Three: A school for Jihad
  • Day Four: 'Due process is legal mumbo-jumbo'
  • Day Five: 'You are the king of this prison'
  • DETAINEES PROFILE DATABASE: Read profiles and data cards of 66 former U.S. detainees. Many have photos, audio or video.

    READ THE EVIDENCE: Browse an archive of documents obtained by McClatchy in the course of this investigation.


  • Interview: Abdul Salam Zaeef
  • Interview: Nazar Chaman Gul
  • Interview: Haji Galib Hasan
  • Interview: Mohammed Nassim
  • Interview: Akhtar Mohammad
  • Interview: Amir Jan Ghorzang
  • Interview: Syed Ajan
  • Interview: Abdul Salam Zaeef
  • Interview: Mohammed Aman
  • Interview: Mohammed Naim Farouq

    • Supreme court rulings on Guantanamo
    • Detainee abuse and the rule of law
    • Facts about the detainees
    • Stories of 4 detainees
    • Where detainees were held
    • Detainees' homelands
    • The king of Guantanamo
    • Map of Afghanistan, Pakistan

      • Images of detainees held at Guantanamo
      • Images of detainees held in Afghanistan
      • Faces of detainees
      • More faces of detainees
      • Related stories from McClatchy DC