State Sen. Steve Fitzgerald and Gov. Sam Brownback are planning to attend a town hall meeting Sept. 3 in Leavenworth, Kan., to discuss the issue of transferring Guantanamo Bay inmates to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.
The town hall meeting will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade St., Leavenworth. It is open to the public.
Sen. Fitzgerald and Gov. Brownback are opposed to a proposal that would transfer detainees, many of whom are terrorists, currently held at a military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Among the detainees is a man who was called the mastermind of Sept. 11, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
The governor and other Kansas elected leaders have sent letters to defense officials opposing the transfer of the prisoners to Kansas.