HOUSE CLEANING

20+ Gitmo Detainees Set for Release

The Obama administration is poised to release more than 20 long-term detainees from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay to various countries as part of a plan to reduce their ranks before the president leaves office, The Guardian reports. The facility houses 80 men, its lowest occupancy since the prison opened in 2002. If the deals in question are approved, Guantanamo would have fewer than 58 detainees. Most of those who remain are in the process of U.S. military tribunals or said to be too dangerous to release.