Leavenworth, Kan., Eyes Guantanamo Warily

Leavenworth, Kan., has four big penitentiaries, including the Defense Department's only maximum-security prison.

Many view that facility as the obvious choice to house detainees held at Guantanamo Bay. Some town leaders are against the transfer, but others see economic opportunity.

Frank Morris reports for member station KCUR.

Correction Feb. 12, 2009

We said, "It’s been more than 30 years since anyone broke out of the disciplinary barracks." In fact, several people have escaped from Fort Leavenworth since 1991.

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