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Supermax Prisoner Who Hanged Himself Reunited With Family After Death

The Colorado Independent | Susan Greene | Posted 10.10.2013 | Crime

From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. It’s Ho-Chunk custom to honor their dead with a four-day, four-night ceremony. But there was no ...

Attack At Supermax Prison Leaves 3 Staffers Injured

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.11.2013 | Crime

Three federal prison staff members are recovering from injuries sustained during an attack on Wednesday by an inmate at the Supermax prison in Florenc...

Gov. Quinn's Proposal to Close Tamms Supermax Prison Got It Right

Locke Bowman | Posted 05.13.2012 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

For those of us who've seen Tamms at close range, it was a welcome surprise to learn that Governor Pat Quinn proposes shuttering the prison.

Convicted Terrorists Unfairly Moved To Colo. Supermax?

AP | Posted 01.18.2012 | Denver

By Associated Press DENVER (AP) -- Four convicted terrorists want a federal appeals court to return them to less restrictive prisons after they spe...

Convicted Terrorist Wins Right To Sue Colo. Prison Over Restrictions

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 12.05.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A man convicted of a 1998 terrorist strike on the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania has won the right to sue the federal government over tight r...

Anti-Government Militia Leader Found Dead In Colo. Supermax

AP | Posted 11.20.2011 | Denver

FLORENCE, Colo. -- The former head of the Montana Freemen, an anti-government separatist group that held the FBI at bay for 81 days in 1996, has been ...

Oklahoma City Bomb Conspirator Says He's Being Force Fed At Supermax

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols says prison officials in Colorado inserted IVs into his veins and force fed him followi...

Ahmed Abu Ali, Terror Suspect, And His Solitary Confinement In Florence's Supermax

AlterNet | Mariam Abu-Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

My brother, Ahmed Abu Ali, has spent the past five years in solitary confinement, under 23-hour lockdown, in a 7x12 cell. He has one recreational hour...

27 Years In Solitary: Time For Thought In Florence Supermax

CNN | Stephanie Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

(CNN) -- Tommy Silverstein has been held in solitary confinement for the past 27 years, longer than anyone else in the federal prison system, his lawy...

Scrutiny Promised For Illinois' Supermax Prison

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Tamms Correctional Center's first warden made no apologies for christening the tough southwest Illinois prison a home for a "very un...