Federal Detention Centers
by Sterling D. Allan, Manti, Utah
December 17, 1999
I was with a friend last night who related to me and several others a great
deal of information about the state of the pending police state in this
country. I plan to relay in a future post additional revelations he
made. He is a very careful researcher, seeking original source
information. The following is conveyed from his first-hand experience.
He showed us several photographs which he took of a "Federal Detention
Center" in Seattle. He said he would allow me to publish the photos
on my web site when he can get some time to make copies of them and send them
to me next month. They will be published to the same URL mentioned
The building looks like a cross between a prison and a hospital. It
is huge -- about the height of the Federal Murrah Building but twice the depth
-- square rather than rectangular with a gray concrete facade punctuated with
small, vertical slit windows. The lower two or three stories are
decorated with red brick. The marquee out in front of the building reads
"Federal Detention Center" with a UN insignia above it and address
number 2425 below it, which piqued my interest, inasmuch as word number 2424
in the New Testament lexicon is the word "Iesous" (Jesus). Words of
opposite meaning are very often found next to each other in alphabetic
When he was in Seattle recently, my friend drove with a friend of his to
this "Federal Detention Center." They parked in a spot marked
for "visitors," went into the reception area and asked when tours
were held. After being told of some time slots, they then proceeded outside
and started taking pictures of the facility.
As they were doing so, a burly security guard-looking guy came up to them
and said that he was taking them into custody for (I can't remember what he
said the charge was, but it was something like trespassing on Federal
My friend replied that they were waiting for a tour to begin and noted that
they were on a public sidewalk.
This did not seem to impress the officer. He said that there are no
tours, and that he was superior in rank to the person at the desk where they
had received that information.
After taking them inside for a lengthy interrogation, which made my
friend's companion tremble for fear, they were finally released.
When my friend told a physician acquaintance of his about the incident, the
physician, who is extremely rich and well known in the community, replied,
"I will get you a tour."
And that he did. He and the chief of police, and a representative of
the media, and my friend were given a tour of the entire facility, minus the
medical area -- which was an interesting omission inasmuch as the personnel at
the facility had promised an exhaustive tour.
My friend said that every one of the detention center personnel he saw was
black and very large in stature.
The Law library, which every prison is required to have, was present, but
the shelves were bare of any books. Outside the Medical area was a long line
of waiting inmates. They were also shown the internment labor facility and
were told that the inmates were kept busy there for eight hours a day.
Though they had some inmates, the center was largely vacant considering its
occupancy capacity of several thousand.
Outside the facility were parked five or six unmarked busses and several
white semi trailers. Upon looking closer, my friend could see that
behind the dark tinted windows of the bus were bars. He showed us photos
of two of the buses. They were like brand new Greyhound Busses, minus
any writing on the thick white line background running the length of the bus
with a thin red line above it.
When they asked what a "Federal Detention Center" was for and how
it differed from a State or Federal Prison, they were told that these centers
were built under the direction of President Clinton for those who committed
federal crimes which fit into three basic categories:
(1) Gun Violations
(2) Crimes crossing state borders
(3) Crimes committed on Indian Reservations
Apparently there are eight such structures in the U.S. My friend
showed us a photo of another Detention Center under construction in Oklahoma.
Each one of these are located at the ends of runways of the major airports
of the cities in which they are located, where inmates could be loaded and
unloaded aboard large transport aircraft. My friend called them
"Transfer Centers," guessing that they were designed for the future
movement of dissident citizens from one concentration camp to another after
Martial law has been imposed and confiscation of guns enforced.
Any questions about the details of this information may be confirmed in
person by going to Seattle, or may be conveyed through me to my friend.