WASHINGTON (CNN) - Attorney General Michael Mukasey is getting his first look at the controversial military prison complex at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Mukasey arrived late Wednesday morning for the previously unannounced trip, which is expected to last only about five hours.
"The visit provided him with the opportunity to see first hand the state of the art detention facility at the station," said Justice Department spokesman Peter Carr.
Mukasey is scheduled to meet with military personnel and other officials involved in the Military Commissions proceedings.
Justice Department prosecutors and FBI agents assigned to the the "high value" detainee cases have been involved in the investigation since they were moved to Guantanamo Bay.
Recently military officials announced they would be seeking charges and a potential death penalty against six of those detainees, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, known as the
mastermind of the Sept. 11th attacks.
–CNN Justice Producer Terry Frieden