Ramzi Yousef

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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 >>

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    May 27, 2014

    Thomas Silverstein: Thirty years of solitary not "cruel and unusual," judges insist

    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Anwar al-Awlaki, reportedly killed in Yemen, joins list of terrorists with Colorado connections

    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    March 3, 2011
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    March 24, 2010

    Thomas Silverstein: After 26 years in solitary, "Terrible Tommy" wins a round in court

    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 >>

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    October 11, 2007

    "60 Minutes" in the Slammer

    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 >>

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    August 16, 2007

    The Caged Life

    Is Thomas Silverstein a prisoner of his own deadly past — or the first in a new wave of locked-down lifers?

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    May 29, 2007

    Muzzling the Messenger: A Supermax Story

    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 >>

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    April 28, 2006

    Terrorist Likes Us, He Really Likes Us

    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 >>

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    August 14, 2003

    Off Limits

    A tale of two Arnolds

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    September 12, 2002

    The Long Silence

    Federal prisoners' fight to get the word out reaches unprintable extremes.

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    August 29, 2002

    Off Limits

    Prison break

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    June 27, 2002

    Our Fair City

    Denver is such a world-class town that even terrorists want to visit!

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    May 17, 2001

    The Hit Man Nobody Knows

    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?

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    February 17, 2000

    Look for the Union URL

    At the federal supermax, it isn't just the inmates who think management is unfair.

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    October 21, 1999

    Off Limits

    Stood up...

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    February 18, 1999