Spokesman Says Governor Doesn't Oppose Transfer of Terrorism Suspects

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) The Obama administration is considering whether to transfer terrorism suspects from the prison at Guantanamo bay in Cuba to the civilian Supermax prison in southern Colorado.

Supermax, in Florence about 90 miles south of Denver, is one of four prisons being looked at. The others are military prisons in Kansas, California and South Carolina.

Gov. Bill Ritter's spokesman says the Governor doesn't oppose the idea but hasn't been contacted by federal officials about it.

The Spokesman, Evan Dreyer, said Friday a military prison is a more likely choice than Supermax.

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., and State Rep. Buffie McFadyen, D-Pueblo West, have criticized of the idea of bringing Guantanamo detainees to Supermax.

President Barack Obama has ordered the Guantanamo Bay Prison closed in a year.

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