Abu Ghraib prison reopens in Iraq with a new look
The new Abu Ghraib reopened Saturday with a fresh coat of paint, plastic flowers and a barber shop.
With the Iraqis in control, the prison is trying to gain back respectable justice. "The first step was to change the name," said Mohammed al-Zeidi, the assistant director of the Iraqi Rehabilitation Department.
The AP reported that the renovations cost around $1 million and will be completed by the end of the year.
The prison is currently holding about 400 inmates with crimes ranging from theft to murder, but the expected eventual capacity will be around 12,000 to 15,000 inmates.
The prison was closed in 2006 after it was handed over to the Iraqis because of photos released of U.S. Soldiers sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners.