Our View: Giving Thomson prison a use, at long last
from Journal Star
Is Illinois at grave risk of a terror attack, willing to trade away the safety of its citizens for a few hundred million bucks? That's been the message over the last few days as some politicians have tried to play on people's fears amid a debate over possibly selling little-used Thomson Correctional Center in the northwest part of the state to the federal government to use as a prison, with space reserved for the military to house inmates from the soon-to-be-closed Guantanamo Bay camp for terror detainees.
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