Is Michigan the New Cuba?

Guantánamo detainees may be taken north

Friday, August 14, 2009

President Obama's pledge to shut down the infamous federal detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, by January 2010 means the administration needs to quickly find a place for the 229 detainees still housed there. After federal officials took a tour of the facility on Thursday, speculation mounted that the new Guantánamo might be a maximum security prison in Standish, Michigan (population 1,581). We speak to Detroit Free Press reporter Kathleen Gray, who was at the prison during the tour, and to the mayor of Standish, Kevin King, about what this might mean for the town.

Guests:

Kathleen Gray and Kevin King

Hosted by:

Katherine Lanpher

Contributors:

MJ Davis

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