Nov. 10, 2010
Detainees prepare for return to Afghan society
PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Nov. 10, 2010) — In a small outdoor hut at the Detention Facility in Parwan, detainees diligently knead dough on a table to put into a tandoor oven, which will turn the dough into Afghan bread in a matter of minutes. Inside a large warehouse-like room outside of the housing unit, a detainee uses his hands to guide cloth through a sewing machine as his feet push on a pedal to power the needle, repairing a white uniform seam that has come unstitched. In a classroom inside the housing unit, detainees sit at desks, writing English and Pashto sentences under the watchful eye of an Afghan instructor, helping them achieve literacy in a first or second language.