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Terry Nichols

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    February 28, 2013
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    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 >>

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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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    August 17, 2010

    Terry Nichols is going to have to stick with prison gruel

    Gruel it is for convicted Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols.​Terry Nichols has lost his drawn-out plea for more wholesome prison fare. Last Thursday, Colorado U.S. District Court Judge Christine Arguello dismissed the convicted Oklahoma City bomber conspirator's claims that he needs a diet of ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Timothy McVeigh on Oklahoma City bombing's 15th anniversary: "Get over it"

    Timothy McVeigh: Gone, but not forgotten (unfortunately).​Today's fifteenth anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing resonates in Denver, where the trial of bombers Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols took place. As such, locals are likely to feel a very personal kind of anger when hearing reco ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Big House on the prairie

    ​On January 22, new President Barack Obama signed an executive order promising that Guantanamo would go -- within a year. But closing the prison in Cuba -- and figuring out where to put the 229 suspected terrorists now held there -- has proved complicated. Moving at least some of them to facil ... More >>

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    June 24, 2009

    Supermax food causes Terry Nichols to "sin against God"

    Terry Nichols. Terry Nichols, who was convicted in the Denver-based Oklahoma City bombing trial and sentenced to life in prison at Colorado's supermax facility, has a lot of time on his hands -- and he's been filling it for much of 2009 with legal filings in which he complains about the food he's f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, June 24 edition

    In case you were curious, these things are incredible.... Open wide. Today in Cafe Society: • Newest Smashburger one burger short of a Colorado dozen. • A la cart in Cherry Creek. • Birthday beat: Luca D'Italia and Jonesy's EatBar both have reasons to jubilate. • Vesta Dipping Grill revs u ... More >>

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    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 >>

  • 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

    October 30, 2006

    The Mailman Cometh

    It can be tricky, running the toughest prison in the entire country, but it's hardly ever dull. One day you're getting blasted by lawmakers because security is too lax and convicted terrorists are managing to send letters out to new recruits. The next you're in the doghouse with a federal judge beca ... More >>

  • News

    June 26, 2003

    Cowboy Justice

    They ran the toughest cellblock in the most dangerous prison in the state. It was the perfect place to beat inmates.

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    September 27, 2001

    War and Remembrance

    Father Jim Sunderland chose to spend his life as a middleman -- between killers and God.

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    July 5, 2001

    The Making of a Pundit

    Here's how Andrew Cohen became one of the legal biz's foremost talking heads.

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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 11, 1999

    Bench Pressed

    The logjam in Denver's federal district court is one of the worst in the country. Blame Congress, Timothy McVeigh, greedy lawyers -- and judges who don't have time to judge.

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    October 1, 1998
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    April 9, 1998
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    January 29, 1998
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    January 15, 1998

    Murderer's Row

    Two years ago, a deadlocked jury saved Thomas luther from the death penalty. But the legacy of his crimes continues.

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    January 8, 1998
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    November 27, 1997

    Early to Rise

    Petty squabbles land lawyers in a federal judge's woodshed--at 6:30 a.m.

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    November 20, 1997
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    October 23, 1997
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    October 9, 1997
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    October 2, 1997
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    January 9, 1997

    Lots of Profit

    The bombing-trial media feuds over parking costs and salaries.

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    December 26, 1996
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    December 5, 1996

    The Word Is Out

    The behind-the-scenes skirmish over transcripts for the bombing trials.

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    November 21, 1996

    Full Court Press

    The journalists covering the Oklahoma City bombing trial have a few blowups of their own.

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    April 25, 1996
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    April 11, 1996
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