WASHINGTON--Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Sunday he would have no problem housing alleged terrorists now at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba in an Illinois prison.
Durbin told NBC's "Meet the Press" host David Gregory, "Well, I'd be OK with them in a supermax facility, because we've never had an escape from one. And as I said, we have over 340 convicted terrorists now being held safely in our prisons. I just don't hear anyone suggesting releasing them or sending them to another country. That isn't part of the prospect that we have before us."
Earlier this week, Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) told me he has no problem housing Gitmo detainees in Illinois. There is a federal high security facility in downstate Marion, Illinois.