Illinois GOP Congressmen Urge Obama to Abandon Move of Terrorists to Northwest Illinois

This press release explains the effort to keep Gitmo prisoners from being moved to the Thomson, Illinois, maximum security prison that Illinois hopes to sell to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Washington representatives associated with it are U.S. Senator … Continue reading

Batman Needed to Fight Prison Guard Workers Comp Abuse

“Holy guano, Batman!” Of the 760 employees at Menard Correctional Center in the Metro East part of Illinois, 389 have filed claims. “That’s a big pile of guano, Robin!” Belleville News-Democrat reporters George Pawlaczky and Beth Hundsdorfer have discovered “hundreds … Continue reading

Manzullo Wins Gitmo Fight

Congressman Don Manzullo will get his wish that Guantanamo terrorists not be transferred to the Thomson Prison in his 16th District. His press release below explains what happened in Washington Friday: U.S. House Votes Overwhelmingly to Prohibit Transfer of GITMO … Continue reading

Manzullo Favors Federal Prison in Thomson without Terrorists

That’s what the 16th District Congressman’s press release below says. Manzullo Urges President Obama to Fully Utilize Thomson as a Federal Prison Without Terrorists [WASHINGTON] With Congress continuing to oppose moving GITMO terrorists inside the United States, Congressman Don Manzullo … Continue reading

Manzullo Gets Letter Saying Thomson Supermax on Way, Whether or Not Gitmo Prisoners Transferred

16th District Congressman Don Manzullo received an encouraging letter yesterday, March 18th. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich wrote, “With respect to your suggestion to move forward whether (or not) detainees from Guantanamo are moved there, the President has directed the … Continue reading

Mike Tryon Gets Big Springfield Win on Gitmo Prisoner Issue

It was “just” a surplus property issue. Should it take approval of the Illinois General Assembly to dispose of surplus property worth more than $1 million? But House Bill 4744 was aimed by Crystal Lake State Representative Mike Tryon directly … Continue reading

Thoughts about the Potential Thomson Prison/Yemen Connection

In his December 15th statement about imprisoning terrorists in Northwestern Illinois’ Thomson Correctional Center, 16th District Congressman Don Manzullo warned that “the vitriol now pointed toward Gitmo will transfer to the village of Thomson and this facility, creating a new … Continue reading

Thomson Prison Would House Lots of Prisoners from Yemen

Against a backdrop of the Nigeria airline bomber flying into Detroit may have been fitted with his explosive device by residents of Yemen, NBC’s WMAQ-TV observes that about 40% of the prisoners scheduled to be transferred to Northwest Illinois are … Continue reading

Manzullo Reacts to President Obama’s Decision to Put Gitmo Terrorists in His 16th Congressional District

Below is Congressman Don Manzullo’s statement: Rep. Manzullo Issues Statement on President’s Selection of Northwest Illinois as New Home for Gitmo Terrorists [WASHINGTON] Congressman Don Manzullo (R-IL) today issued the following statement reacting to President Obama’s decision to move up … Continue reading