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CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Gov. Matt Mead says the U.S. government detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, remind him of Wyoming's state prisons in Rawlins and Torrington.

Earlier this week, the governor toured the facility and met with Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers stationed there.

The state has eight soldiers performing public affairs work at the facility. They arrived in December for a one-year deployment and are scheduled to return to Wyoming next December.

Mead says he came away impressed with the soldiers serving there.

The U.S. government detains terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay. Several detainees have challenged the legality of their detention in federal courts.

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