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Okla. House members want to keep Gitmo detainees out of state

Oklahoma City_Oklahoma's five U.S. House members are supporting a bill designed to stop any attempt to transfer prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to any facility in Oklahoma.

Rep. Mary Fallin introduced a bill that would prohibit spending federal funds to move the prisoners to Oklahoma. The bill is co-sponsored by the other four house members from the state.  The bill likely has little chance of being passed or even getting a hearing. Decisions about where to place the 245 prisoners at Guantanamo haven't been made, and one state is unlikely to be exempted.

Oklahoma's delegation has been warning about the possibility of prisoners being sent to the state since President Obama signed an order last week to close the prison. One report lists Fort Sill as a potential relocation facility.

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