Then the United States came in and made the place even more infamous throughout the globe for the torture they inflicted there, which was documented in a series of ill-advised photographs, in some of which low-level guards, rather unwisely, posed. Many of those guards were prosecuted, and some were found guilty. However, no one has ever taken full responsibility for the grotesque violations of human rights committed there, and no senior military or government officials have ever been charged.
In 2006 the prison was emptied of prisoners and the problem off-loaded onto the new Iraqi government, who have solved the complex issues of historical legacy, and an institutionalized culture of abuse at the site by giving it a new name. In February 2009 "Baghdad Central Prison" was launched.