With President

Barack

​Obama renewing his vow to close detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base,

GTMO,

​Medill News Service

, reporting for the Military Times,

​ traveled to the base

Guantanamo Bay Naval Base

​ and photographed the abandoned Camp X-Ray detention center.

The military used Camp X-Ray from 1994 to 1996 to house tens-of-thousands of Haitian and Cuban refugees who were seeking asylum in the U.S.

The camp, reopened in 2002, held the war

on terror

​’s first detainees. They arrived in orange jump suits, darkened goggles and ear covers. At its height, it housed roughly 300 suspected terrorists in rows of chain-linked, open-air cells. It included guard towers and wooden cabins, where the accused were

would have been

​ admitted, received medical care and subjected to enhanced interrogation techniques. The detainees were transferred to a different camp at Guantanamo in April 2003.

The military used Camp X-Ray from 1994 to 1996 to house tens-of-thousands of Haitian and Cuban refugees who were seeking asylum in the U.S.

By mid-2015, Camp X-Ray

the camp

​was overgrown with weeds, isolated and empty.

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