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No Plans to Close Abu Ghraib Prison

The commander of U.S. detention facilities in Iraq says there are no plans to shut down Abu Ghraib prison, where U.S. guards were photographed abusing Iraqi prisoners. NPR's Eric Westervelt visits the prison, where military officials are working to improve conditions.

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Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.