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Thomson Correcctional Auction: Will the U.S. Still Bid?

Thomson Correctional Facility, an empty Illinois prison which now can't be used for Guantanamo inmates, is going on the auction block December 21. The minimum bid is $270 million.

Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois has been working to get the money for the sale via an omnibus spending bill, which could be on Obama’s desk awaiting his signature later this month.

Doesn't the U.S. have better things to spend $270 million on than yet another prison? Tell Dick Durbin and Congress to just say no to more of America, Prison Nation.

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