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The September 11 Detainees:
A Review of the Treatment of Aliens Held on Immigration Charges in Connection with the Investigation of the September 11 Attacks

June 2003
Office of the Inspector General


  U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Prisons

  Washington, DC 20534

March 29, 2002

FROM: Michael B. Cooksey, Assistant Director
Correctional Programs Division
SUBJECT: Assignment of Inmates to Management Interest
Group 155/Release of Inmates to General Population

Based on recent information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), inmates listed on the attached page are no longer of interest to the FBI as related to the PENTTBOM or subsequent investigations. These inmates will be removed from Management Interest Group 155 and are no longer required to be housed subject to the conditions outlined in my October 1, 2001, memorandum, entitled "Guidance for Handling or Terrorist Inmates and Recent Detainees." Unless you have reason to do otherwise, these inmates can now be housed in general population (GP), and may be subject to the same conditions as any other inmate or detainee in your facility that is a GP inmate. However, we suggest you place these inmates on your regular telephone and mail monitoring lists for the immediate future.

As information is received from the FBI, updates will be provided as to other inmates who can be released to GP. Thank you for your ongoing assistance in this matter. If you have any questions regarding this matter, feel free to contact either John Vanyur or Bill Taylor, Chief of Intelligence.