12.15.09

Comment On The Government’s Purchase Of A Prison Facility In Illinois To House Detainees

“I have opposed measures to prohibit the transfer of detainees to federal prisons in the past because our facilities in the United States are clearly capable of securely holding detainees.  Maximum security facilities are both safe and secure.  President Obama is taking prudent steps to ensure we are able to finally close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.  Doing so will make us safer and is critical to restoring our reputation as a nation of laws.  I am committed to working with him to accomplish this goal, and I hope that others in Congress will join me.”

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