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Marine Corps closes brig in Quantico, Va.

Dec. 31, 2011 - 12:00PM   |   Last Updated: Dec. 31, 2011 - 12:00PM  |  
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QUANTICO, Va. — The Marine Corps is closing the brig at Quantico.

The pretrial confinement facility is being permanently closed Saturday as part of the cost-cutting measures recommended by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission.

Prisoners awaiting trial will be held instead at a regional military correctional facility in Chesapeake, Va.

The Marine Corps announced the move in October.

The brig was built in 1972. It had space for 30 detainees.

The Quantico brig was home for nine months to Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier suspected of passing classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Manning was moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in April and is still awaiting trial.

Past prisoners include John Hinckley Jr., who wounded President Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt.

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