Returning Home

Returning Home

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On Jan. 22, 2009, President Obama signed an executive order to close the detention facilities in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base within 12 months. A comprehensive plan for closing the camp should include a resettlement and reintegration program for detainees released from the facility since 2002. This report draws on data indicating that social stigma, unemployment, and impairments to mental and physical health hinder efforts of former detainees to reestablish their lives after release from custody. The report argues that U.S. support for reintegration efforts is strategically and morally justified. Contents: Introduction; Problems Faced Post-Release; Discussion; Policy Rationales for U.S. Support; Proposal and Recommendations; Conclusion.22, 2009; Obama Signs Order to Close Prison at GuantAinamo Bay, BLOOMBERG, Jan. 22, 2009 ... 2002 through May 15, 2006, available at http:// detainees/detaineesFOIArelease15May2006.pdf ( accessed Feb. 15, 2009). ... 20, 2008, available at sto- ry/story.php?

Title:Returning Home
Author:Nandini Iyer
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2009-12


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