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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-14-09 08:00 PM
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White House: IL prison eyed for Guantanamo inmates
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_illinois_prison_obama

The Obama administration may buy a near-empty prison in rural northwestern Illinois to house detainees from Guantanamo Bay along with federal inmates, a White House official said Saturday.

The maximum-security Thomson Correctional Facility, about 150 miles west of Chicago, was one of several evaluated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and emerged as a leading option to house the detainees, the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because a decision has not been made.

President Barack Obama wants detainees from the controversial military-run detention center in Cuba to be transferred to U.S. soil so they can be prosecuted for their suspected crimes.

It is unclear how many Guantanamo detainees alleged terrorism suspects, many held without charges since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan might be transferred to Illinois or when. Obama initially planned to close the Guantanamo Bay prison by Jan. 22, but the administration is no longer expected to meet that deadline.
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-14-09 08:34 PM
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1. It probably takes about a 2 days to move them
they pack their bags and are flown to a prison in the US and then they unpack their bags and wait for their trial. What's the problem?
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