Just days after the Defense Department released three Guantanamo detainees to the Republic of Georgia, the state of Georgia has weighed in with its own Keep Out notice.
Georgia's House of Representatives adopted a resolution on Wednesday night, 116-47, which asks the United States Congress not to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees within Georgia -- or anywhere in the United States.
It was sponsored by Rep. Tony Sellier, who introduced it in February. It cited a raft of reasons why the Peach State in particular would not be a suitable site for any of the 183 foreign captives currently held in the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba.
"Terrorist prisoners will have a greater opportunity to utilize communication devices such as cellphones and other contraband frequently discovered within state and federal prisons,'' it said.
Also, "due to economic hardships, state prisons are already overcrowded and understaffed and are ill prepared to deal with the extra burdens of terrorist activity, including escape plans and staff assaults.''
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