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 about sixteen Supermax residents convicted of terrorist acts, complete with photos and details courtesy of the ADX Florence Wiki page.
Inmate name: Zacarias Moussaoui Register number: 51427-054 Status: Serving life sentences without parole. Details: Self-professed Al-Qaeda senior member, pleaded guilty to terrorism conspiracy charges in 2005 for playing a key role in planning the September 11 attacks by helping the hijackers obtain flight lessons, money and material used in the attacks.
Inmate names: Ramzi Yousef, Mahmud Abouhalima, Mohammed Salameh, Eyad Ismoil Register numbers: 03911-000, 28064-054, 34338-054, 37802-054 Status: Serving life sentences without parole. Details: Al-Qaeda operatives; convicted in 1994 of terrorism conspiracy and other charges in connection with the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six people and injured over 1000. Yousef was also convicted in 1996 of planning Project Bojinka, a foiled plot conceived by senior Al-Qaeda member Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to bomb twelve planes in a 48-hour period. Continue to learn more about the sixteen most notorious terrorists living in Colorado's Supermax.
Inmate names: Mohamed Al-Owhali, Wadih el-Hage, Khalfan Mohamed, Mohammed Odeh, Ahmed Ghailani Register numbers: 42371-054, 42393-054, 44623-054, 42375-054, 02476-748 Status: Serving life sentences without parole. Details: Al-Qaeda operatives; convicted in connection with the 1998 United States embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, Africa, which were conceived by Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden; the bombings killed 224 people and injured over 4000.
Inmate name:Richard Reid Register number: 24079-038 Status: Serving 3 life sentences plus 110 years without parole. Details: Al-Qaeda operative; pleaded guilty in 2002 to attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in connection with his 2001 attempt to detonate explosive devices hidden in his shoes on a plane traveling from Paris to Miami; known as the "Shoe Bomber." Continue to learn more about the sixteen most notorious terrorists living in Colorado's Supermax.
Inmate name: Umar Abdulmutallab Register number: 44107-039 Status: Serving 4 life sentences plus 50 years without the possibility of parole. Details: Al-Qaeda supporter and follower of the late militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki; pleaded guilty in 2011 to attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction for trying to detonate an explosive sewn into his underwear on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day 2009; known as the "Underwear Bomber."
Inmate name: Iyman Faris Register number: 46680-083 Status: Serving a 20-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2020. Details: Al-Qaeda operative; pleaded guilty in 2003 to terrorism conspiracy for researching potential targets, including the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, and obtaining equipment to be used in attacks at the behest of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Continue to learn more about the sixteen most notorious terrorists living in Colorado's Supermax.
Inmate name: Ahmed Ressam Register number: 29638-086 Status: Serving a 37-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2032. Details: Al-Qaeda operative; convicted in 2001 of terrorism conspiracy for planning to bomb Los Angeles International Airport on December 31, 1999 in what is known as one of the 2000 millennium attack plots.
Inmate name: Simón Trinidad Register number: 27896-016 Status: Serving a 60-year sentence under the name Juvenal Ovidio Palmera Pineda; scheduled for release in 2056. Details: Member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a guerrilla group on the U.S. State Department list of Terrorist Organizations; convicted in 2007 of terrorism conspiracy for his involvement in the 2003 kidnapping of three American military contractors. Continue to learn more about the sixteen most notorious terrorists living in Colorado's Supermax.
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Inmate name: Adis Medunjanin Register number: 65114-053 Status: Serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Details: Al-Qaeda supporter; convicted in 2012 of plotting to conduct coordinated suicide bombings in the New York City subway system in September 2009; co-conspirators Najibullah Zazi and Zarein Ahmedzay pleaded guilty.
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