Article Image
News Link • Afghanistan

U.S. to build new massive prison in Bagram


As the Obama administration announced plans for hundreds of billions of dollars more in domestic budget cuts, it late last week solicited bids for the construction of a massive new prison in Bagram, Afghanistan.  Posted on the aptly named FedBizOps.Gov website which it uses to announce new privatized spending projects, the administration unveiled plans for "the construction of Detention Facility in Parwan (DFIP), Bagram, Afghanistan" which includes "detainee housing capability for approximately 2000 detainees."  It will also feature "guard towers, administrative facility and Vehicle/Personnel Access Control Gates, security surveillance and restricted access systems."  The announcement provided: "the estimated cost of the project is between $25,000,000 to $100,000,000."

In the U.S., prisons are so wildly overcrowded that courts are ordering them to release inmates en masse because conditions are so inhumane as to be unconstitutional (today, the FBI documented that a drug arrest occurs in the U.S. once every 19 seconds, but as everyone knows, only insane extremists and frivolous potheads advocate an end to that war).  In the U.S., budgetary constraints are so severe that entire grades are being eliminated, the use of street lights restricted, and the most basic services abolished for the nation's neediest.  But the U.S. proposes to spend up to $100 million on a sprawling new prison in Afghanistan.


1 Comments in Response to

Comment by Ace Karter
Entered on:

What else is New. Prisons are ALL This Country thinks of. There are MORE Prisons in this country than all other countries put together . It's a GOVERNMENT BUSINESS. YOU People Pay $75 dollars a day for EVERY ONE ARRESTED an EVERY ONE IN PRISON . The reality of it IS "M A Y B E"-- 25% of the people in prison actually commited a crime. Am talking about a C R I M E, NOT, breaking the law made by 500 people in Washington to Control 300 million people with. Undoubtedly, the Prison they are building in Afghanistan. Y O U ARE Paying for it . Someone needs to wake up in this country even if it IS to late. Everyone can comment negatively on what I say. It's simply words you are reading, the difference IS, I have lived it. (And STILL AM)

Join us on our Social Networks:


Share this page with your friends on your favorite social network: