GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — Guards revealed that detainees get to watch the World Cup – the fourth for many in U.S. custody – but on a one-day delay. Journalists were allowed to peer through one-way glass for a few minutes at a white-clad, cooperative captive sitting at a stainless steel picnic table, possibly watching an unseen television screen.

And an Army lieutenant in charge of the library and prisoner classes disclosed Thursday that a horticulture course was under way for the more than 70 captives.

“I believe they’ll start planting soon,” said the officer, whose name and face are banned from publication under six-month-old media restrictions.

The military pulled back the curtain on detention center operations during a war court week and granted 15 journalists a quick look inside two prison buildings. The access came near the end of a quirky week that included a half-day hearing in the Sept. 11, 2001, case and a half-hour arraignment of an alleged al-Qaida commander.

The tour, as the soldiers call it, was short on facts. Commanders wouldn’t say how many of the 149 captives were tube-fed that day. A Navy doctor couldn’t explain why there was such a high ratio of medical staff to detainees – seven doctors and 94 corpsmen plus nurses and physician’s assistants.

But the commander of the prison, Navy Rear Adm. Richard Butler, said that there was no basis for complaints aired in court this week by lawyers for Yemeni ex-CIA detainee Ramzi bin al-Shibh that guards were subjecting him to sleep deprivation.

“None of those things are happening,” he said from a podium set up at a prison compound not far from the psychiatric ward.

The trip to the prison camp was the first during a week of war court hearings since a prison spokesman escorted war court journalists around a $744,000 soccer field called Super Rec in February 2012 – and some Pentagon executives apparently recoiled at the coverage, pulling the plug on prison camp visits during military commissions weeks.

The war court hearings drew more than a dozen news organizations in the aftermath of the Taliban prisoner exchange.

TV news reporters were especially eager for details of what went on during the transfer of five Afghan indefinite detainees in exchange for Taliban prisoner Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdahl.

Not much happened, according to Butler.

“There was no disruption in the camps as a result of the movement,” he said.