Illinois Governor Pat Quinn
We the People of the United States oppose the use of the Illinois Thomson Prison for housing of Guantanamo Bay detainees.
We are concerned about security issues should Illinois be forced to house these enemy combatants and government waste in duplicating services already provided in Guantanamo.
The transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to the Illinois Thomson Prison is a slap in the face of every family with an active soldier and every Gold Star Family in this country. These brave Heroes serve each day to preserve our liberty, and many have given their lives to keep us safe.
It is wrong to bring these terrorists to the Illinois Thomson Prison or anywhere in the United States where they will be given the rights of American citizens and jeopardize our safety and security.