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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  • by Walter Location: Chocowinity,NC on May 30, 2009 at 08:46 AM
    News from Saudi Arabia just in RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi authorities beheaded and crucified a man today convicted of brutally slaying an 11-year-old boy and his father, the Interior Ministry announced. How many of these Gitmo terroist killed children and innocent people? They tie bombs to them and let themselves blow themselves up. For what? You want to close Gitmo? Send them to Riyadh. It seems they no what to do to criminals in Saudi Arabia
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on May 29, 2009 at 11:02 PM
    It might be like releasing the parasitic phorid fly on a mound of fire ants.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on May 29, 2009 at 10:58 PM
    They should send them to Oak City, Robersonville or Williamston. They could slow-walk around like the other shiftless vagrants and if violence broke out, it would be nothing new.
  • by Delta Location: Greenville on May 29, 2009 at 07:09 PM
    Montana, don"t let the greed or desparation for revenue lead you to make a grave mistake to allow terrorist into your neighborhoods. Even common crimmals make escapes. We are not talking about common cruiminals, we are talking about scum of the earth that only have one goal in life and that is too kill americans and the destruiction of america. God help is if barak osama allows these terrorist into our country.
  • by BMY Location: NC on May 29, 2009 at 07:01 PM
    They're stupid, no one else in this country wants them...if they really want this then let them be with the terrorist I'll donate to fund for flying them down to guantanamo let them be with the terrorist down there!
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