Obama Administration Purchasing Prison

The Obama Administration is yet again acting without congressional approval, this time to purchase a $165 million prison in western Illinois. Thomson Correctional Center, which was built in 2001, will now be owned and run by the federal government.

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Coincidence or the NDAA in ACTION?

federal prisonLate night, a federal appeals court gave the Obama Administration what they were asking for, the right to lock up American Citizens without a trial.

Earlier in the week, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit Judge Raymond Lohier issued a temporary hold on last month’s ruling that would have blocked the Obama Administrations attempts to enforce the indefinite detention provisions in the controversial National defense bill.

Then came another blow to liberty, as a three judge panel ruled late last night that the Obama administration could legally lock up American citizens without a trial. In the official court documents the court concluded that, “the public interest weighs in favor of granting the government’s motion for a stay.”


  1. Craig Mutton
    October 3, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I guess I don’t fit into their concept of “the public” because I do not see it in my best interest to be arrested and held indefinitely without trial.

  2. Mrboldman
    October 3, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    But for what it’s worth, i’ve known of the government’s none-too- distant future plans to subject to incarceration citizens of these United States for years….It is no big secret that the government has been buying and renovating old Army National Guard and prison facilities and readying them for indefinite, and UN-constitutional, civilian occupation.

  3. Mike
    October 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Gee… I guess the story changes depending on which place this item is reported… “Illinois Prison purchased to relocate Gitmo Prisoners”

    Here is a new twist… Everyone that posts on any of the “survivalist” blog sites will be interned into one of the newly 0bummer acquired prisons.

    Paranoid yet?

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      Off Grid Survival
      October 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      The story changes a lot because no one really knows what this prison is for, and the White House is doing it without Congressional approval.

      The CBS article has Senator Durbin claiming that the Prison “will not be used to house any detainees from Guantanamo Bay.” But the White House has yet to comment on why they needed to purchase the prison and what it will be used for.

    • rev. dave
      October 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      “Everyone that posts on any of the “survivalist” blog sites will be interned into one of the newly 0bummer acquired prisons.”

      I guess they’ll need a lot more prisons then, won’t they? Maybe they’ll buy up all the closed up county insane asylums around the country.

    • Mike
      October 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      Now I have it!!!
      All these prisons and camps will be used for positioning people reluctant to receive the upcoming imposed mandatory microchip implant into everyone’s right hand under the disguise it is for their own protection and defense against Identity Theft, and they will remain there until they take the mark (of the beast).

      • Mrboldman
        October 3, 2012 at 11:36 pm

        You could quite possibly be closer to the Mark (absolutely NO pun intended) than you can possibly guess….A very sobering thought, indeed.

  4. Josh
    October 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Sweet, a new place to go and get three hot meals a day! :) I tell you what, I’ve been following the money trail for a while now for the FEMA camp renovations and it’s freaky as hell.

    • Some Girl
      October 6, 2012 at 1:03 am

      Any details?

  5. Prepping Preacher
    October 4, 2012 at 4:01 am

    bulk food, ammo, riot gear, and heavy tactical equipment purchases… now, the first prison complex… but some still maintain there’s “reasonable explanation” for it all… well, let’s hear it… my guess is that “they”(the feds and other ptb) know how short the time is therefore are purchasing prisons instead of building them…

  6. john
    October 4, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    this all bs over the purchase of the prison in which the republican gov of ill. built to ultimately sell to the us government and now that it was purchased under a democratic admin. makes it wrong get your head out of the clouds and find the truth that our politicians on both sides are hiding from us.

  7. Linda Sorden
    October 7, 2012 at 10:56 am

    yje state of Oll built it and has no money to open it or staff it It was to be purchased by the Fed goverment to be a federal prison, If your not a crimminal they do not have a room for you time to take off the tim foil guys we have enough to worry about without falsehoods and twisted truths for gosh sakes

  8. Me
    October 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    As someone who is a survivalist and prepper, I thought I’d enjoy reading your blog. But it appears all you’re doing is promoting typical fear mongeringagainst the government (and Obummer, clever) than supplying any useful information about actually surviving off the grid. I realize that feeding the unfounded fears of the dimwitted probably drives more traffic to your site, it is an unconscionable act to take advantage of these easily-confused people for profit. Perhaps you should consider renaming your blog to something more fitting.

    • OFFGRID Logo
      Off Grid Survival
      October 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      Perhaps you should go get your information from FOX, MSNBC, CNN or whatever mainstream media channel allows you keep your head in the sand. As someone who’s a so called “survivalist and prepper” one would think that you would want to stay informed. But hey if you want your political ideology to set the direction for your life…. have at it.

      We are an equal opportunity offender here at OffGrid Survival and we will continue to report on government abuses no matter who’s in power. I feel that this type of information is of critical importance to anyone in who is a prepared person.

      • art
        February 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

        Thank You Off The Grid Survival !

    • Pr0pht2012
      December 20, 2012 at 10:26 pm


  9. Daystar
    April 5, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I am saying this in all humility not being hurtful or try to scare anyone, Folks you need to get your bible out and study the end times and you may be able to se why the gov. aredoing a lot of what their doing, also get ready for Jesus is coming soon

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