Iraq: Post-War Iraq: Iraq_002-01

Iraqi women wait behind the fence outside the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad, Iraq, trying to get a possible appointment for a visit with their relatives, Thursday, May 13, 2004. The prison became the site of an extortion racket in which an Iraqi translator collected hundreds of dollars from families begging for visits with loved ones inside. After pleading with American guards for information on their locked-up relatives led nowhere, families were willing to pay anything for arranged unauthorized meetings between families and detainees.

Iraqi women wait behind the fence outside the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad, Iraq, trying to get a possible appointment for a visit with their relatives, Thursday, May 13, 2004. The prison became the site of an extortion racket in which an Iraqi translator collected hundreds of dollars from families begging for visits with loved ones inside. After pleading with American guards for information on their locked-up relatives led nowhere, families were willing to pay anything for arranged unauthorized meetings between families and detainees.