By Jessica Schulberg and Nick Baumann, The Huffington Post, published September 11, 2016.
Five prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and accused of being part of the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers in on September 11, 2001, have not faced trial or been convicted or executed. And this is fifteen years after the worst terrorist attack the U.S. has ever faced.
The Huffington Post studied the average length of time that a prisoner would have experienced between the “crime and capture, capture and trial, trial and sentencing, and sentencing and execution” compared to other alleged terrorists captured over the past twenty years. The results of this analysis indicate that the regular court system takes less time than the military commission system at Guantanamo.