There’s no real “cells” here.
The detainees stay in large tents, or concrete barracks. Some
have up to 50 people per building. The tunnel started underneath
the floorboard inside one of the tents and ended six- miles
There’s no real way to know how long they were doing it,
or when, but we believe that many of them were doing it, taking
turns, probably late at night, although they could’ve been
doing it during the day.
You could not tell there was a tunnel there. Someone who used
to be in that specific compound informed on them. That’s
how we found out. I think he may have been in on it too, but
since he got transferred out of there, he ratted them out under
the thought, “If I can’t escape, nobody’s escaping.” Who
We also had a four-day long riot of about 900 detainees due
to the tunnel discovery, which I believe is finally over,
That sucked, because I worked a lot for three days straight with
hardly any sleep. Right now, both the Army and the Air Force
are working together to have better control. Four days is too
long for a riot, in their eyes.
I’m well over the halfway point now, and I should be back
mid-July. Our relief starts their pre-deployment training at
Ft. Lewis around the end of May.