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Washington (CNN) -- A prison in northern Illinois is the leading contender to house some detainees transferred from the federal facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, two Obama administration officials told CNN Saturday.
Officials from the department of Defense, Justice and Homeland Security and federal Bureau of Prisons will be will be visiting the maximum-security Thomson Correctional Center, about 150 miles west of Chicago, on Monday, the officials said.
Originally posted by rangersdad
reply to post by tothetenthpower
When I first read about this in the news, I couldnt believe it. Obama wants suspected terrorist prisoners in the state that he was a senator in, hmmmm.....then once all the prisoners are there, how many trips a month will he take back to "visit" his home state???
Originally posted by warbird03
reply to post by Grayelf2009
Haven't really figured that one out myself, all they've said locally about it is "It presents a lot of economic opportunities." What opportunities they may derive from a prison, I have no clue.
Quote from : WASHINGTON (AP) -
Taking an important step on the thorny path to closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the White House plans to announce Tuesday that the government will acquire an underutilized state prison in rural Illinois to be the new home for a limited number of terrorist suspects held at Guantanamo.
Quote from : STANDISH, Mich. (AP) -
Federal and state officials visited a maximum-security prison in rural Michigan on Thursday to begin assessing its suitability to house Guantanamo Bay detainees.