100 cells close at Guantánamo
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A 100-cell prison at Guantánamo Bay has closed as part of President Obama's order to shutter the controversial detention center. 


The maximum-security lockup, called Camp 5, will be converted to a new prison clinic and psychiatric ward, according to the Miami Herald. 

“We’re now down to 61 detainees and we have consolidated our detainee population from Camp 5 into Camp 6,” Navy Capt. John Filostrat said, according to the Herald.

“The rest are in Camp 7 and in the coming months we’ll reduce by three Military Police companies and about a dozen medical personnel.”

Obama in February announced plans to close the military prison, saying it undermines national security and is counterproductive in the fight against terrorism.