Pentagon plan to shut Guantanamo prison to list alternative U.S. sites

File photo of detainees sitting in a holding area at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay

By Phil Stewart and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon is expected to unveil a long-awaited plan this week outlining how it would close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, despite fierce resistance in Congress to President Barack Obama’s push to shutter the facility, officials say. The plan would have four sections, one of which would detail potential U.S. alternatives for holding detainees, including the Centennial Correctional Facility in Colorado, one of the more promising locations, one U.S. official said. A small team of Defense Department officials has surveyed facilities including the Consolidated Naval Brig in South Carolina and the Federal Correctional Complex in Florence, Colorado, the Pentagon says.

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