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Regional military prison opening at Fort Leavenworth

September 28, 2010

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— A regional prison is opening at Fort Leavenworth, combining the operations of military prisons elsewhere in the United States.

The Joint Regional Confinement Facility will be operated by the Army Corrections Command. It's located on the northeast Kansas post near the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, the military's maximum-security prison.

Dedication ceremonies are scheduled Tuesday for the prison and a new brigade that will staff it.

The 464-bed facility will get its first prisoners next month from Fort Sill, Okla., and reach 120 inmates by January.

In 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission decided to close prisons at Fort Sill, Fort Knox, Ky., and Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Comments

50YearResident 4 years, 10 months ago

How many military terriorists/combatants will be shipped in from Cuba? Could this be the the altimate goal of the Army?

Will Babbit 4 years, 10 months ago

These prisons are low security, nothing like what would be required for enemy combatants. I've taken prisoners to the Ft. Sill one this is replacing, it is for military personnel who have prison terms of under 3 (or 4, I can't remember) years.

Kontum1972 4 years, 10 months ago

dont worry the do not get to lawrence very much...they will be happy in 11worth...goals..hmmmm....Dk

50YearResident 4 years, 10 months ago

OK, ultimate.....spellchecker = gsxr600, mine was not working. Need more coffee!

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