The Pentagon is planning to send Guantanamo detainees to Kansas and South Carolina
The Pentagon study again military prisons of Kansas and Marina in South Carolina, for possible facilities where Guantanamo Bay detainees could be transferred, within the controversial initiative of the government of Barack Obama to close the detention center.
A team visited on Friday the Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth and will do the same in Consolidated Dungeons in Charleston Navy this month, said Navy Capt Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman.
The team will study the costs associated with construction and other changes needed to use the facilities that will house the detainees, as well as for martial trials for those accused of war crimes.
It has been allowed the removal of about 52 of the 116 current detainees, but Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, like his predecessors, has made clear he will not release any detainee until have the necessary safety guarantees. The remaining 64 are considered too dangerous for release.