Directing Certain Actions With Respect to Acquisition and Use of Thomson Correctional Center To Facilitate Closure of Detention Facilities at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, 67047-67048 [E9-30225]

Download as PDF 67047 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 241 Thursday, December 17, 2009 Title 3— Memorandum of December 15, 2009 The President Directing Certain Actions With Respect to Acquisition and Use of Thomson Correctional Center To Facilitate Closure of Detention Facilities at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense [and] the Attorney General By the authority vested in me as President and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107–40, 115 Stat. 224), and in order to facilitate the closure of detention facilities at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, I hereby direct that the following actions be taken as expeditiously as possible with respect to the facility known as the Thomson Correctional Center (TCC) in Thomson, Illinois: 1. The Attorney General shall acquire and activate the TCC as a United States Penitentiary, which the Attorney General has determined would reduce the Bureau of Prisons’ shortage of high security, maximum custody cell space and could be used for other appropriate inmate or detainee management purposes. The Attorney General shall also provide to the Department of Defense a sufficient portion of the TCC to serve as a detention facility to be operated by the Department of Defense in order to accommodate the relocation of detainees by the Secretary of Defense in accordance with paragraph 2 of this memorandum. 2. The Secretary of Defense, working in consultation with the Attorney General, shall prepare the TCC for secure housing of detainees currently held at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base who have been or will be designated for relocation, and shall relocate such detainees to the TCC, consistent with laws related to Guantanamo detainees and the findings in, and interagency Review established by, Executive Order 13492 of January 22, 2009. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with FRO0 This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity, by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:47 Dec 16, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17DEO0.SGM 17DEO0 67048 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 241 / Thursday, December 17, 2009 / Presidential Documents The Secretary of Defense is authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register. THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, December 15, 2009 [FR Doc. E9–30225 Filed 12–16–09; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:47 Dec 16, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17DEO0.SGM 17DEO0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with FRO0 Billing code 5000–04–P

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Memorandum of December 15, 2009--Directing Certain Actions With Respect 
to Acquisition and Use of Thomson Correctional Center To Facilitate 
Closure of Detention Facilities at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 241 / Thursday, December 17, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Memorandum of December 15, 2009

                
Directing Certain Actions With Respect to 
                Acquisition and Use of Thomson Correctional Center To 
                Facilitate Closure of Detention Facilities at 
                Guantanamo Bay Naval Base

                Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense [and] the 
                Attorney General

                By the authority vested in me as President and as 
                Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United 
                States by the Constitution and the laws of the United 
                States of America, including the Authorization for Use 
                of Military Force (Public Law 107-40, 115 Stat. 224), 
                and in order to facilitate the closure of detention 
                facilities at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, I hereby 
                direct that the following actions be taken as 
                expeditiously as possible with respect to the facility 
                known as the Thomson Correctional Center (TCC) in 
                Thomson, Illinois:

                1. The Attorney General shall acquire and activate the 
                TCC as a United States Penitentiary, which the Attorney 
                General has determined would reduce the Bureau of 
                Prisons' shortage of high security, maximum custody 
                cell space and could be used for other appropriate 
                inmate or detainee management purposes. The Attorney 
                General shall also provide to the Department of Defense 
                a sufficient portion of the TCC to serve as a detention 
                facility to be operated by the Department of Defense in 
                order to accommodate the relocation of detainees by the 
                Secretary of Defense in accordance with paragraph 2 of 
                this memorandum.

                2. The Secretary of Defense, working in consultation 
                with the Attorney General, shall prepare the TCC for 
                secure housing of detainees currently held at the 
                Guantanamo Bay Naval Base who have been or will be 
                designated for relocation, and shall relocate such 
                detainees to the TCC, consistent with laws related to 
                Guantanamo detainees and the findings in, and 
                interagency Review established by, Executive Order 
                13492 of January 22, 2009.

                This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity, by any party against 
                the United States, its departments, agencies, or 
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any 
                other person.

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                The Secretary of Defense is authorized and directed to 
                publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    Washington, December 15, 2009

[FR Doc. E9-30225
Filed 12-16-09; 11:15 am]
Billing code 5000-04-P