AP sources: Ill prison to get some Gitmo detainees - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

AP sources: Ill prison to get some Gitmo detainees

Posted:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) -- It appears some detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba will be relocated to a prison in Illinois.

According to published reports from the Associated Press,, the Obama administration is expected to announce Tuesday that the federal government will acquire the Thomson Correctional Center.

The announcement would be a major step toward President Obama's goal of shutting down the controversial Guantanamo Bay prison facility.

The move is expected to bring thousands of jobs to the area.

 

Online Producer-Chris Becker

Powered by Frankly