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    US unveils extended Bagram prison - 15 Nov 09

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    Al Jazeera English

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    Bagram prison in Afghanistan has become almost as notorious as Guantanamo. But whilst the Obama administration has committed to closing the facility in Cuba, this one is here to stay.

    In an attempt to get away from its controversial past, the prison has been given a facelift, as well as a new name - the Parwan Detention Facility.

    The United States army opened it up for inspection to journalists in an unprecedented guided tour.

    Our correspondent James Bays took a look around and sent this report. You can also read his notes on this report on his blog: http://blogs.aljazeera.net/asia/2009/11/15/bagram-notes