Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Gitmo Detainees Headed to Illinois

Whatever else you can say about this (as I already have) we are about to go through a very interesting period with new legal precedents on fighting and holding terrorists.

"A prison complex 150 miles from Chicago will house Gitmo detainees, the Obama administration will announce Tuesday.

A senior administration official tells ABC News that on Tuesday the administration will announce that President Obama "has directed that the federal government proceed with the acquisition of the Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Illinois to house federal inmates and a limited number of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba."

Thomson Correctional Center is a maximum security prison that opened in 2001 but has never been fully utilized because of state budget issues.

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