White House Moves Forward With Thomson Purchase
Announcement in line with Governor Quinn's hopes
The Obama administration plans to buy the prison at Thomson, Illinois no matter what Congress says.
Now if the president wants to convert the prison into a home for Gitmo
detainees he’ll need the support of a full Congress.
But that doesn’t mean the administration can’t buy the place. They’ve already set aside money to do it. The next federal budget includes $170 million for the purchase of the facility and nearly $70 million to outfit it.
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