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    September 11, 2014

    Photos: Sixteen Most Notorious Terrorists Living in Colorado's Supermax

    It's been thirteen years since the attacks of September 11, 2001, and Coloradans don't have to look far to see evidence of the war on terror. ADX Florence, popularly known as Supermax, houses many of the most notorious terrorists being held in the United States. Below, see photos and get details abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    Marijuana: David Lopez Allegedly Tied Up Pot Shop Employee, Held Him at Gunpoint

    Aside from the Supermax in Florence and the U.S. Mint in Denver, few places in this state are as heavily secured as medical marijuana dispensaries. To burglarize one after closing is usually a waste of time, as Colorado law says weed has to be locked up and owners often keep their (mostly) cash prof ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    George Bradshaw and fellow schmucks flee jail for prison capital of the U.S.

    You've just escaped from jail. Where you gonna go? Probably not a community described as "a town in the middle of nowhere with 36,000 souls and thirteen prisons, one of which is Supermax, the new 'Alcatraz' of America. A prison town where even those living on the outside live on the inside." But tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Albert Abeyta: Prisoner's coma-inducing latex allergy triggers lawsuit, burning questions

    A prisoner's lawsuit against the Colorado Department of Corrections, claiming a latex allergy so severe that he's suffered burns and respiratory problems when touched by glove-wearing guards, appeared to have been resolved last month when DOC officials testified that they no longer use latex in thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Troy Anderson lawsuit: Supermax must provide outdoor rec, judge rules

    In what amounts to a landmark decision, a federal judge has ruled that the conditions of solitary confinement at the Colorado State Penitentiary constitute "a paradigm of inhumane treatment" and must change -- notably, so that inmates locked down in their cells 23 hours a day can have at least three ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Underwear Bomber moves into Supermax cell

    This past week, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, dubbed the "Underwear Bomber" after a failed attempt to bring down an airliner in December 2009, joined the ranks of Ted Kaczynski (the Unabomber), Terry Nichols (who conspired with Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City bombing) and others as one of the most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Underwear bomber to join list of ten most notorious prisoners at Supermax?

    Big photos below.​Disgraced ex-Illinois governor Rod "Blago" Blagojevich isn't the only infamous convict likely to be Colorado bound. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, dubbed the Underwear Bomber after a failed attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound airplane on Christmas 2009, has been sentenced to life ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    9/11 anniversary: Top 10 terrorists with Colorado connections

    No. 3.​The 9/11 events being memorialized on Sunday, ten years after they shook the world, didn't take place in Colorado. But our state has no shortage of connections to terrorists -- and not only because plenty of them are housed at Florence's Supermax facility. Below, we look at the most pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Terry Nichols doesn't like prison food. Supermax-size that!

    ​Convicted Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols is on a hunger strike, because he doesn't like the food served at Supermax, the federal prison in Florence where he's housed with a who's who of this country's criminals. Last Thursday, Nichols filed a five-page, hand-written note in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: The terror!

    It's official: Hillary Clinton yesterday confirmed that the Obama administration is no longer fighting a "War on Terror" in its battle against al-Qaeda and militant Islam. So are those prisoners still incarcerated in Gitmo considered "terrorists"? Some of those prisoners could soon be living at Sup ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2007

    Fortress of Solitude

    The Bureau of Prisons is as good at keeping prisoners in as it is at keeping reporters out.

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2007

    Celebrities Flock to Colorado...When Forced

    The biggest current newsmaker in Colorado is a guy no one wants to share the same air with. Andrew Speaker, 31, was flown to Denver's National Jewish Medical and Research Center for treatment of a strain of tuberculosis so virulent that he's been placed under federal quarantine -- the first person t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2006

    All Hail the Mighty Thor!

    Ask most folks to name Colorado's next celebrity resident and they'll likely namecheck terroristic wannabe Zacarias Moussaoui, who's expected to take up residence at Supermax, the Florence lockup that's the current home of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski and plenty of other well-known psychopaths. (Here's t ... More >>

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    December 2, 2004

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