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Montana Town Wants To Be The New Gitmo

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The city of Hardin has a new jail. The problem is, it's empty. City officials would like it to be the new Guantanamo Bay prison camp. Members of Montana's congressional delegation disagree.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Nothing like a brand-new jail desperately in need of inmates to make Guantanamo's detainees look inviting. Hardin, Montana, spent millions to build a jail, then couldn't find tenants. Its construction loans are now in default, so this week the city council approved a resolution to bring in terror suspects the U.S. wants to move out of Guantanamo. One official called it patriotic -before Montana's congressional delegation said, no way.

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