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From Gitmo to York?
The Evening Sun (Hanover, PA) ^ | January 31, 2009 | EUGENE PAIK

Posted on 02/02/2009 6:20:03 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner

As many ponder the fate of 245 detainees at the soon-to-be-shuttered prison at Guantanamo Bay, the York County commissioners are open to the idea of holding some at the York County Prison, a facility that already holds about 700 federal detainees each day.

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York County's Republican congressman, Todd Platts, has spoken out against the relocation of the Guantanamo Bay detainees to Pennsylvania.

But the county's history of holding federal detainees goes back years,and the partnership has yielded benefits for both sides.

The federal government has turned the prison into one of the larger immigration detention centers in the country, and its request for more space at the Springettsbury Township prison and an additional immigration courtroom are signs that it's looking to grow.

The county, meanwhile, has charged a per-diem rate that it uses to help balance its budget.

Still, the commissioners say they have some doubts about bringing in the Guantanamo inmates.

"These appear to be the worst of the worst," Commissioner Doug Hoke said.

(Excerpt) Read more at eveningsun.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; US: Pennsylvania; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; gitmo; platts; york
Following Murtha, local pols smell Gitmo pork...
1 posted on 02/02/2009 6:20:03 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
No Murtha here FRiend! The prison wants this. The County of York back charges the Fed for all illegals. This money helps Country residents and means jobs.
2 posted on 02/02/2009 6:27:45 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote (INGSOC starts 1.20.09)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Move then to Chicago that now has terrorist killers as University professors. I am sure they will be happy to be there so they can carry out their missions.


3 posted on 02/02/2009 6:28:22 AM PST by YOUGOTIT (The Greatest Threat to our Security is the Royal 100 Club)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Stick them in Pelosi’s house.
4 posted on 02/02/2009 6:30:59 AM PST by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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Stick them in Pelosi’s house.

Some there, and make cells for them in the East Room of the White House so Obama can visit and party with his "friends."

5 posted on 02/02/2009 6:54:51 AM PST by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Imagine the boon to area hotels, motels and upscale restaurants as millions of Code Pinkos, Act upskis, clueless ACLUlulus, CAIR bears and others flock to York to commiserate with these benign and misunderstood terrorist bastards.


6 posted on 02/02/2009 7:28:38 AM PST by mathurine
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

One thing that needs to get out is how much more this is going to cost than keeping them at Gitmo. No way it is going to be cheaper. Also you have to build a brand new facility, transport costs to the new prison, etc. Pennsylvania is a big union state, too.


7 posted on 02/02/2009 8:54:13 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
They appear to be the worst of the worse? What would they have to do to make it to the "very worst" list???!!!
8 posted on 02/03/2009 12:48:52 PM PST by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: sportutegrl

Plus all the things which have to be done or not done to “respect” their murderous cult beliefs.


9 posted on 02/03/2009 12:49:51 PM PST by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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