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Rally To Stop Gitmo From Coming To USA

22 December 2009 One Comment

Last week the Obama Administration announced they were transferring suspected terrorists from Gitmo to Thomson Correctional Facility in Illinois to create jobs. Today a hearing, mandated by State Law, intended to decide the pros and cons of selling the correctional facility to the Federal government, begins at 2:00 PM. It is open to the public. It is also worth noting that prison overpopulation is an issue in several states, including Illinois and California.

The federal government will acquire Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Ill., transforming the prison in a sleepy town near the Mississippi River into a prison that exceeds “supermax standards,” according to a letter to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Attorney General Eric Holder and Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair.

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