Here’s one idea – we didn’t say it was a good one – for Michigan policymakers seeking a way out of the current budget morass. Offer up one of our soon-to-be-excess state prisons as the new home for enemy combatant/terrorists housed at Guantanamo Bay Cuba.
The notion comes from former Gov. John Engler, who offered it up at a political strategy session last week at the state Capitol with current and former Republican legislators. Engler suggested an Upper Peninsula location for Guantanamo North, according to those in attendance.
We could charge $1B to house 200 inmates from Guantanamo according to our worst. governor. ever. Tell you what, John, why don't you put them up and submit the bill to the feds. Bet you would make a great prison warden.