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Thomson Correctional Center

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President Barack Obama has directed the federal government to buy the near-empty state prison in rural Thomson, Ill., to house federal inmates and up to 100 detainees from the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
President Barack Obama has directed the federal government to buy the near-empty state prison in rural Thomson, Ill., to house federal inmates and up to 100 detainees from the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. « Show less

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  • There's a core of substance in Mark Kirk's `empty, simplistic' crime-fighting proposal

     
    Friday's print column It's an arresting idea, so to speak. Round up 18,000 members of the Gangster Disciples street gang and put them behind bars awaiting trial. On what charges? "Drug dealing," said U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., when he......
  • Illinois to take Gitmo detainees

    Illinois to take Gitmo detainees
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has directed the federal government to buy the near-empty state prison in rural Thomson, Ill., to house federal inmates and up to 100 detainees from the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, officials said...
  • State panel vote paves way for sale of Thomson Correctional Center to federal government

    State panel vote paves way for sale of Thomson Correctional Center to federal government
    A panel of state lawmakers recommended closing a little-used prison in northwest Illinois on Wednesday, giving Gov. Pat Quinn political cover to sell the facility to the Obama administration to house terrorism suspects now held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba....
  • Illinois the next Gitmo?

    Illinois the next Gitmo?
    A near-empty prison in rural Illinois has emerged as "a leading option" to house suspected terrorists currently held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, an Obama administration official said Friday. As they work to shutter the controversial detention center,...
  • Gitmo in heartland?

    Gitmo in heartland?
    THOMSON, Ill. -- President Barack Obama's idea of moving suspected terrorists from the Guantanamo Bay detention center to a northwest Illinois prison may face its biggest opposition hundreds of miles away in Washington. On Saturday, residents and leaders...
  • A 'Gitmo North' to open in rural Illinois?

     
    Maybe this is a new form of torture -- forcing terrorist suspects to trade the idyllic weather of Cuba for the harsh realities of winter in the heartland. That's not the reason, of course, that the Obama administration is planning......
  • Obama administration plans to move Guantanamo Bay detainees to Illinois state prison

     
    The federal government will house up to 100 of the detainees currently being held at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in a nearly empty Illinois state prison. The Obama administration plans to announce today that the government......
  • Whereas at last Obama officially publishes said memo creating Gitmo North in Illinois of all places

     
    Full text of Democrat president's historic memo with accompanying commentary in same style....
  • Obama's budget: $3.8 trillion, w/ a prison

     
    by Mark Silva, updated at 9:15 am and 11:25 am EST President Barack Obama today will propose a new, $3.8 trillion federal budget that boosts spending in some areas, such as education and job-creation, but cuts spending elsewhere. It also......
  • Guantanamo beats Illinois: Sen. Hatch

     
    by Mark Silva All things considered, one senator suggested today, the accused terrorists housed at the military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are better off than they might be at a state prison in Illinois that the Obama administration wants......
  • White House: 9/11 trial 'multiple options'

     
    by Christi Parsons The Obama administration is considering "multiple options" for trying the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, as local officials and some members of Congress resist the current Department of Justice plan for a civilian trial in New........