Like so many other high profile cases, every move in the court martial of Major Nadal Hasan makes news. Here is a link to WaPo coverage of Maj. Hasan’s move from a hospital bed to the comforts of pre-trial confinement at the Bell County jail. Here is a local report on the contract between Ft. Hood and Bell County that will cost the Army $200,000 to house Maj. Hasan for the next year. Hopefully the contract has standard provisions for extensions or option years because one year likely won’t be enough time to get this done if past military captial cases are any guide.
Hasan’s attorney had objections to the contract and other preparations for the trial, see another local story here.
Maybe I am slow [insert JO’C punchline], but does this mean Ft. Hood doesn’t have a brig? The base with the largest armored divisions in the military doesn’t have a jail?