Detainees Released From Coalition Custody As Part Of Reconciliation
Camp Future– The efforts of the Iraqi Government to work with Coalition Forces toward reconciliation is working successfully near Camp Future. Efforts at rehabilitation and release are held once a month, between the Coalition Forces and the Government of Iraq. This is part of an effort to lead to reconciliation and to foster goodwill.
Interviews with Detainees in a review board method are held, and the individual detainees have the chance to talk about their case with the review board. As a condition of their release, the individuals have to swear to behave and have good conduct in the future.
They are required to swear an oath before an Iraqi judge, and this is recorded, along with their identity and information. This helped encourage detainees to go straight, but it also serves to have on record information about people previously having fought or acted out against the Iraqi government or against the coalition. If they are arrested in the future, then they can be identified more readily.
Detainees in the Theater Detainment facility have the chance to take education courses, vocational training, and to attend religious meetings. They are given the opportunity to work for pay, and allowed visits from family every three weeks. After a number of different evaluations, then the detainees can apply to the review board for consideration for release.
Every detainee is given due consideration, but there are some that are not eligible for release until a decision is made on how to deal with their offenses. There are some detainees who committed terror acts or actions, which may have to be dealt with in an Iraqi Courtroom at some point.