Ill. prison to house some Gitmo detainees

December 22, 2009 12:29:03 PM PST
A spokesperson for Senator Dick Durbin tells ABC7 that the federal government will take over the Thomson Correctional Center and move a "limited number" of Guantanamo Bay detainees to the facility. A Durbin spokesperson says Governor Quinn is in Washington D.C. He and Durbin will meet with administration officials on Tuesday to discuss the transfer of the facility.

The Thomson Correctional Center is located about 150 miles west of Chicago.