Numbers in the News

Rachel Alexander

242

Number of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay when Obama took office

172

Number of prisoners currently at Guantanamo Bay (Source: New York Times)

1032

Section of the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2011 which prohibits the transfer of Guantanamo detainees who are not U.S. citizens to other prisons within the U.S. (Source: Government Printing Office)

777

Days since Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay within one year

3

Days since Obama signed an executive order which allows the continuation of military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay

5-4

Supreme Court vote tally on Boumediene v. Bush, ruling that Guantanamo prisoners had a right to habeas corpus in 2008

140

Number of Guantanamo detainees currently challenging the legal basis for their detention