United States Navy Brig, Norfolk Virginia

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United States Navy Brig, Norfolk Virginia


The United States Navy Brig, Norfolk Virginia is one of the United States Navy's detention facilities.[1] It has a capacity to hold 145 prisoners.

Yaser Esam Hamdi, captured in Afghanistan, then transferred to the Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba, was transferred to Norfolk, when it was realized he was an American citizen.[1]

The Brig was closed and its prisoners and staff moved to the Consolidated Navy Brig in Chesapeake Virginia. The Norfolk Brig facility was subsequently demolished.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "After Guantanamo". Miami Herald. 2009-07-07. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 

Coordinates: 36°55′48″N 76°18′12″W / 36.93000°N 76.30333°W / 36.93000; -76.30333