After more than thirty years of solitary confinement -- including a quarter-century of good behavior, during which he committed no disciplinary infractions -- convicted killer Thomas Silverstein still poses too great a threat to other inmates, staff or himself to be allowed to circulate in the gener ... More >>
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 >>
Anwar al-Awlaki. Anwar al-Awlaki, a cleric with alleged ties to the Fort Hood shootings and the underwear bomber, was reportedly killed in Yemen, but his death strikes close to home. Born in New Mexico, he attended Colorado State, where he studied civil engineering and attended a mosque near ... More >>
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 >>
Thomas Silverstein at Atlanta's penitentiary (inset) in the 1980s and at ADX in 2007.When you've spent your time since the early days of the Reagan years in a cell smaller than some people's closets, progress tends to get measured in small, small increments rather than sweeping events. But T ... More >>
No, Morley Safer doesn't get to put shoe bomber Richard Reid in a headlock, and you won't see Mike Wallace interrogating Zacarias Moussaoui. ("Isn't it true that you are a certified scumbag?") But it may be worth tuning in "60 Minutes" this coming Sunday night, if you're at all interested in the go ... More >>
Is Thomas Silverstein a prisoner of his own deadly past — or the first in a new wave of locked-down lifers?
The shackled plaintiff testified by video hookup from a holding cell in the control unit of the highest security federal pen in the country. His lawyers were students from the University of Denver who haven’t yet passed the bar. But Mark Jordan was determined to have his day in court. Three days ... More >>
Denver's about to get The Real World, but four years ago we had a shot at getting a much bigger piece of a world that was -- and remains -- all too painfully real. "In the name of Allah," began the 29-page, handwritten pleading filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on ... More >>
A tale of two Arnolds
Federal prisoners' fight to get the word out reaches unprintable extremes.
Denver is such a world-class town that even terrorists want to visit!
The government says he killed more people than Tim McVeigh. He lives in a cell a hundred miles from Denver. So how come you've never heard of La Quica?
At the federal supermax, it isn't just the inmates who think management is unfair.