Exposing "Little Guantanamo": Inside the CMU

Exposing "Little Guantanamo": Inside the CMU

by Daniel McGowan Author

Daniel McGowan is an environmental rights activist currently serving a 7 year prison sentence for his involvement in a series of arsons attributed to the Earth Liberation Front. He was transferred to a CMU in Marion Illinois, a facility set up to house those who are facing terrorism charges. A CMU is a Communications Management Unit, a prison within a prison, where a person is on constant lockdown, their movements highly restricted. In Exposing Little Guantanamo, Daniel describes his experiences in the CMU, and how it differs from being in a "regular" Federal Corrections Institution. CMUs are the domestic equivalent to Guantanamo Bay, the US Government's solution to the closing of the infamous foreign prison. This zine is a firsthand account of this newest development in the "war on terror".