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

    There's a core of substance in Kirk's `empty, simplistic' crime-fighting proposal
    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 first publicly advanced the notion...
  • No bids at Thomson prison auction

     
    Posted by Monique Garcia at 11:17 a.m. The state’s effort to sell the Thomson Correctional Center hit a snag today when no one showed up to bid on the prison located along the Illinois-Iowa border. The Federal Bureau of Prisons......
  • Tiger let me down, too, and other reflections on the year that was

     
    My worst prediction for 2010 was, and I quote, "A highly focused Tiger Woods will win at least seven PGA tournaments." As it happened, a highly erratic Tiger Woods won zero tournaments this year. I also predicted that former Bolingbrook......
  • Quinn says it's unlikely Gitmo detainees coming to Illinois prison

     
    Posted by Monique Garcia at 12:30 p.m. Gov. Pat Quinn today acknowledged that it's "less likely" Guantanamo Bay detainees will be moved to a northwest Illinois prison after a U.S. House panel on Thursday approved a defense bill that would......
  • 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........
  • Feds buying Thomson prison regardless

     
    by Christi Parsons The Obama administration plans to purchase a state prison in rural Thomson, Ill., regardless of whether Congress allows terrorist suspects to be transferred there, a Department of Justice official said today. In a letter to a member.......
  • Feds buying Thomson prison regardless of use

     
    From the Tribune Washington bureau: Feds buying Thomson prison regardless of use The prison in rural Thomson, Ill., could hold detainees at Guantanamo Bay, but federal authorities want it regardless of that. By Christi Parsons, Washington Bureau...
  • 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......