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U.S. to announce transfer of detainees to Ill. prison

Posted By admin On December 15, 2009 @ 10:46 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Peter Slevin
Washington Post [1]
Tuesday, Dec 15th, 2009

CHICAGO — Dozens of terrorism suspects being held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will be moved to a little-used Illinois state prison that will be acquired and upgraded by the federal government, an Obama administration official said.

The critical step toward fulfilling President Obama’s pledge to shut the Guantanamo detention center will be announced Tuesday, said the official, who reported that Obama has ordered the acquisition of the eight-year-old Thomson Correctional Center, about 150 miles northwest of Chicago.

Obama made the move despite the objections of Republicans in Congress and in Illinois, where critics say the transfer of prisoners — some for indefinite detention, some for trial — could make the state a target for terrorists. Rep. Mark Kirk has called the move “an unnecessary risk.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that a bipartisan majority in Congress “already rejected bringing terrorists to U.S. soil for long-term detention.”

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[1] Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/15/AR2009121501215.html?hpid=topnews

[2] Full article here: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601070&sid=aPAaCo3QVzRI

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[4] Illinois prison top contender to house Gitmo detainees, official says: http://www.prisonplanet.com/illinois-prison-top-contender-to-house-gitmo-detainees-official-says.html

[5] Senate Leaders Balk at Closing Guantánamo Prison: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senate-leaders-balk-at-closing-guantanamo-prison.html

[6] US should not transfer detainees at risk of torture: rights group: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-should-not-transfer-detainees-at-risk-of-torture-rights-group.html

[7] H1N1 Vaccinations To Be Offered To Guantanamo Bay Detainees: http://www.prisonplanet.com/h1n1-vaccinations-to-be-offered-to-guantanamo-bay-detainees.html

[8] Montana Camp Proposed To House Gitmo Detainees: http://www.prisonplanet.com/montana-camp-proposed-to-house-gitmo-detainees.html

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