What Prison Will The Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Go To Before His Execution?
On Friday, the jury in the Boston Marathon bombing trial unanimously voted for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to be sentenced to death. It was believed that if he were sentenced to life in prison, he would be sent to the United States Penitentiary Administrative-Maximum Facility in Colorado, the nation's most secure Supermax prison, but the death sentence means he won't go to the extreme prison. The Federal Bureau of Prisons has not yet said where Tsarnaev will be moved to await his execution, but it's likely that he will go to the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana where other death row inmates are being held.
Tsarnaev was sentenced to death on some of the 17 counts he was charged with that potentially carry the death penalty. The jury only needed to vote on the death penalty for one count in order for him to be sentenced to death. Tsarnaev was in the custody of the U.S. Marshals when he left the courtroom and was then taken to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which will decide which prison he goes to. His defense team is expected appeal the sentence, as most death sentences are appealed, which would take years. Jim Armstrong, who was live tweeting from the courtroom, tweeted, "#Tsarnaev swallows hard," after the sentence was read aloud.