Thomson could see maximum security inmates next year

February 2, 2010 4:12:11 PM PST
With federal money set aside in the president's proposed budget for the acquisition of the Thomson prison, the facility could receive its first maximum security inmates by mid-2011.

That timetable is dependent upon congressional approval of the budget by October 1.

A Justice Department spokesperson says it is not yet clear from what prisons the inmates will be transferred from.