July 15, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The US military on Thursday transferred control over Camp Cropper to Iraqi authorities as US troops prepare to withdraw from the country next month. Despite the transfer, the US will maintain advisers and inspectors in the detention facility to respond to any allegations of prisoner abuse and will ...[read more]
July 14, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
Iraq's justice minister announced Wednesday that 26 former officials in the government of Saddam Hussein have been transferred from US to Iraqi custody as US troops prepare to withdraw from the country next month. The prisoners, transferred from Camp Cropper to Kadhimiya prison in Baghdad, include ...[read more]
September 17, 2009
by Christian Ehret
The US closed the Camp Bucca prison facility in Southern Iraq Wednesday, pursuant to the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). The remaining detainees were transferred from Camp Bucca, once the largest US detention facility in Iraq, to the two remaining US prison facilities, Camp Cropper and Camp ...[read more]
August 31, 2009
by Matt Glenn
The US has released more than 5,000 Iraqi prisoners and transferred more than 1,000 more to Iraqi control in 2009, according to a Sunday statement by the US-led Multinational Force in Iraq. This year's releases and transfers, conducted in accordance with the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) ... ...[read more]
July 6, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The US-led Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF) announced Monday that it had begun construction of a training facility for Iraqi corrections officers (ICO) in anticipation of transferring control of MNF detention facilities to Iraqi forces. Military police commander Lt. Col. Bradley Graul said that the ...[read more]
June 10, 2009
by Brian Jackson
The US-led Multi-National Force (MNF) in Iraq said Tuesday that it is still holding 11,057 Iraqi prisoners in three separate camps throughout the country. The prisoners currently held in the three US camps, Camp Taji, Camp Cropper, and Camp Bucca, will either be released or transferred to Iraqi ...[read more]
January 21, 2008
by Katerina Ossenova
The Iraqi parliament gave first reading Monday to a draft bill forwarded by the Iraqi cabinet which could allow for the pardon and release of around 5,000 detainees currently held in Iraqi prisons. The bill, approved by the cabinet in December 2007, would exclude prisoners held in US custody and ...[read more]
January 1, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
The Iraqi government sent a draft bill to the speaker of Iraq's parliament Tuesday which could allow for the pardon and release of around 5,000 detainees currently held in Iraqi prisons. The bill, approved by the Iraqi cabinet last week, would exclude prisoners held in US custody and others who... ...[read more]
December 26, 2007
by Howard Kline
The Iraqi cabinet passed a draft law on Wednesday that would grant a general pardon to innocent detainees held in Iraqi and US prisons in the country, according to an Iraqi official speaking to AFP Wednesday. Currently, there are more than 26,000 detainees held in US-run Camp Cropper and... ...[read more]
October 19, 2007
by Patrick Porter
Former US military police commander Lt. Col. William Steele was sentenced to two years in prison Friday after being convicted of unauthorized possession of classified documents, failing to obey an order, and conduct unbecoming an officer by having an inappropriate relationship with an interpreter... ...[read more]

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