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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Gitmo detainees coming to Illinois?

A couple weeks ago (on Halloween, actually), I wrote about plans in Illinois to release prison inmates early.

Now, there's apparently a proposal to bring Gitmo prisoners to an Illinois prison.

CHICAGO -- A White House official says the Obama administration is considering buying a northwestern Illinois prison to house a limited number of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, along with federal inmates.

The official says the federal Bureau of Prisons evaluated several state and federal facilities and the maximum-security Thomson Correctional Facility emerged as a leading option to house Guantanamo detainees.

The official spoke to The Associated Press Saturday on condition of anonymity because a decision has not been made.

The 1,600-cell Thomson facility, about 150 miles west of Chicago, was built by the state in 2001. Budget problems prevented it from ever fully opening, and it now houses about 200 minimum-security inmates.
I don't bring this up out of any particular concern--just found it interesting.