Colorado State Penitentiary II, background, sits vacant inside a larger correctional complex, outside Cañon City, in southern Colorado, Oct. 15, 2015. Built in 2010 to hold inmates in solitary confinement, it was mothballed just two years later, as officials moved away from the practice and the inmate population sharply declined. The prison’s 948 single-bed cells now sit empty, and supporters say filling them with Guantánamo detainees would be a perfect use for the shuttered prison that still costs $20 million each year.
Colorado State Penitentiary II, background, sits vacant inside a larger correctional complex, outside Cañon City, in southern Colorado, Oct. 15, 2015. Built in 2010 to hold inmates in solitary confinement, it was mothballed just two years later, as officials moved away from the practice and the inmate population sharply declined. The prison’s 948 single-bed cells now sit empty, and supporters say filling them with Guantánamo detainees would be a perfect use for the shuttered prison that still costs $20 million each year. BRENNAN LINSLEY ASSOCIATED PRESS
Colorado State Penitentiary II, background, sits vacant inside a larger correctional complex, outside Cañon City, in southern Colorado, Oct. 15, 2015. Built in 2010 to hold inmates in solitary confinement, it was mothballed just two years later, as officials moved away from the practice and the inmate population sharply declined. The prison’s 948 single-bed cells now sit empty, and supporters say filling them with Guantánamo detainees would be a perfect use for the shuttered prison that still costs $20 million each year. BRENNAN LINSLEY ASSOCIATED PRESS

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