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Illinois prison to house Gitmo detainees

Last Updated: Thursday, January 07, 2010, 12:39

A state panel on Wednesday voted in favour of closing the Thomson Correctional Centre, a maximum security US jail here and selling it to the federal government to house detainees from the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.

9/11 plotters may be transfered from Gitmo to Illinois prison

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 14:00

Plotters of the 9/11 attacks and USS Cole bombing suspects, currently in Guantanamo Bay prison, could be transfered to an Illinois jail under the Obama Administration`s plan to close the detention centre in Cuba.

US to transfer Guantanamo detainees to Illinois prison

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 20:40

Detainees at the US military jail in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba will be transferred to a prison the federal government will acquire in the northern state of Illinois, an administration official said on Tuesday.

Illinois prison to get Gitmo detainees: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 16:25

The White House plans to announce Tuesday that the government will acquire an underutilized state prison in rural Illinois to be the new home for a limited number of terrorist suspects held at Guantanamo.