Inside a Secret CIA Prison

An exclusive riding academy in Vilnius Lithuania housed one of the CIA's secret detention centers, ABC News reports. Evidently, a CIA front company bought the property, located near a posh suburb, in 2004. Lithuania had agreed to allow the prison in 2002 after President Bush visited the country and vowed to support Lithuania's bid to join NATO. The CIA constructed the prison inside the riding area of the stable, building a thick concrete wall inside the building, and flying in prefabricated parts to build pods for prisoners. Locals saw large amounts of dirt coming out of the super-secret building, but were turned away by English-speaking guards who were replaced every 90 days. Former CIA agents involved in the program report that as many as eight prisoners were held for more than a year in that facility, which was closed in Nov. 2005 after public disclosures about the program. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite and the CIA declined to be interviewed, although a CIA spokesman called ABC News "irresponsible" for reporting the prison's existence, adding, "This agency does not discuss publicly where detention facilities may or may not have been.”