Thomson Correctional Center
By Parabellum @ 2009-11-15 13:52:15
CHICAGO - Gov. Pat Quinn said selling a prison in rural northwest Illinois to the federal government is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create jobs in the struggling area.
But plans to sell the prison that would then be used to house some detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba is creating controversy because of safety concerns.
Federal officials are expected at Thomson Correctional Center on Monday to inspect the prison.