Monday, December 14, 2009

Obama Administration Expected to Announce Transfer of Guantanamo Prisioners to Facility in Illinois

The New York Times has just reported that the Obama administration is expected to announce on Tuesday that it has selected a prison in northwestern Illinois to house terrorism suspects now being held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.  Moving the prisoners would be a major step toward shutting down the military detention facility.  The New York Times reports that an administration official said President Obama had directed the federal government to proceed with acquiring the Thomson Correctional Center, a maximum-security prison about 150 miles west of Chicago.

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