Transfers

Illinois to Take Gitmo Detainees

President Obama found a new home for terror detainees in his own backyard: The White House plans to announce on Tuesday a limited transfer of terrorism suspects from Guantanamo Bay to a rural prison in Illinois. Led by Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois officials embraced the opportunity to hand the Thomson Correctional Facility over to the federal government. State-budget problems have prevented the prison from ever fully opening, and currently it houses about 200 minimum-security inmates. No more than 100 Gitmo detainees will be transferred there, meaning over 100 will still remain at Guantanamo Bay.