“Pretty close” to hell.
That’s how former supermax prison warden Robert Hood – a man who has seen 20 years of hardened criminals with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and been in the room with some of the world’s worst terrorists — described the place where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may await his death.
He’s also referred to it as “the Harvard” of America’s prison system.
The prison — called the “Alcatraz of the Rockies” and a “clean version of hell” — is known for housing violent inmates driven mad by their constant isolation.
Several prisoners filed a lawsuit alleging chronic abuse in the facility. The complaint is chilling:
“Prisoners interminably wail, scream and bang on the walls of their cells,” the lawsuit says. “Some mutilate their bodies with razors, shards of glass, writing utensils and whatever other objects they can obtain. Some swallow razor blades, nail clippers, parts of radios and televisions, broken glass and other dangerous objects. Others carry on delusional conversations with voices they hear in their heads, oblivious to the reality and the danger that such behavior might pose to themselves and anyone who interacts with them.”