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Sen. Feinstein: California Prisons Could Hold Gitmo Detainees

12:58 PM, May 20, 2009 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Senator Dianne Feinstein suggested during floor remarks earlier today that California prisons could handle detainees:

FEINSTEIN: Yes, we have maximum security prisons in California eminently capable of holding these people as well, and from which people - trust me - do not escape. So I believe that this has really been an exercise in fear-baiting. I hope it's not going to be successful.

No word yet from Feinstein's office as to whether or not this is an official endorsement of bringing some Gitmo detainees to California if necessary. Her remarks actually touted the supermax facility in Florence, Colorado, as a prime location for the detainees. I'll post a transcript when it's available.