Obama Considering U.S. Prison-Court Complex for Guantanamo Detainees
The AP reports President Obama is considering moving detainees at Guantanamo to a maximum security prison in Michigan that state officials are planning to close or to Ft. Levenworth in Ks.
The facility would include both a courtroom for military tribunal trials and federal criminal court trials and a prison. But, the details also include:
Providing long-term holding cells for a small but still undetermined number of detainees who will not face trial because intelligence and counterterror officials conclude they are too dangerous to risk being freed.
Building immigration detention cells for detainees ordered released by courts but still behind bars because countries are unwilling to take them.
So there are two classes of detainees the Administration plans to keep detained without charges or trial or after acquittal or a court-ordered release. [More...]
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