Dec 17, 2009

Photos: Thomson Correctional Center

Inside the Illinois Gitmo and the decision to bring terrorists to the heartland. See Full Gallery

Dec 17, 2009

Thomson Residents: Scared, but Jobs Would Be "Fantastic"

Thomson Residents: Scared, but Jobs Would Be "Fantastic"

Plan to bring terrorists to Illinois could mean jobs for miles around, residents say.

Dec 17, 2009

Military Trials Planned for Thomson

Military Trials Planned for Thomson

No set date for Guantanamo closing.

Mar 14, 2014

Feds Allocate $53.7M for Thomson Prison

Feds Allocate $53.7M for Thomson Prison

Fully activating the prison that the state sold to the federal government is expected to take two years.

Nov 29, 2012

Durbin Calls Guantanamo Transfer "Against the Law"

Durbin Calls Guantanamo Transfer "Against the Law"

Thomson Prison in Illinois originally considered for housing detainees.

Oct 2, 2012

Feds Buy Thomson Prison for $165M

Feds Buy Thomson Prison for $165M

Sale of the facility in the tiny Illinois village of Thomson has been stalled for years.

Mar 17, 2011
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By Ward Room Staff

Whither Thomson Prison?

Whither Thomson Prison?

Quinn, Durbin join Republicans in call for no Gitmo detainees at vacant Illinois facility.

Jun 21, 2010

Plans for Federal Control of Thomson Prison on Track

Plans for Federal Control of Thomson Prison on Track

DoJ wants prison, even if it won't hold Gitmo detainees.

May 22, 2010

White House Moves Forward With Thomson Purchase

White House Moves Forward With Thomson Purchase

Despite Armed Services committee limitation, purchase still on.

May 22, 2010
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Gitmo Transfer Probably "Not Going to Happen"

Gitmo Transfer Probably "Not Going to Happen"

Quinn says the prison should still be used as a federal detention center.

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