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Montana Town Says It Wants Terrorist Detainees

There's at least one American town willing to accept detainees from Guantanamo Bay.

Hardin, Montana, is offering its new, 464-bed, $27 million jail.

The small town of 3,400 built the jail a few years ago in hopes it
would make money. Instead, the bonds are in default.

Mayor Ron Adams says the jail could generate up to $300,000 a
year, or about 20 percent of Hardin's annual budget.

It would also create more than 100 jobs. Even though it's only medium-security, town leaders say it could be fortified with guard towers and more concertina wire.

But Montana's governor says the Hardin jail is not up to the task. And the state's congressional delegation quickly pledged that Guantanamo detainees would never be sent to Montana.


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