Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is the surviving of the 2 Boston Marathon Bombers. Tsarnaev’s older brother, Tamerlan, who was very possibly an FBI informant, was believed to be the mastermind behind the assaults; nonetheless, he was killed throughout their escape from Cambridge, leaving Dzhokar to the standoff in Watertown and all subsequent authorized issues.
Tsarnaev was initially given a death sentence for his function within the bombings, though that was overturned in August of 2020. He’s at present serving a life sentence on the supermax Federal Correctional Complicated Florence in Colorado.
However Associated Press now reviews that he has sued the federal authorities for $250,000 over his remedy there, calling it “illegal, unreasonable and discriminatory” in a handwritten go well with filed Monday, January 11. He claims that he has been restricted to solely three showers per week, and that the jail guards confiscated a white baseball cap and bandana he had bought on the jail commissary, all of which has contributed to his “psychological and bodily decline.”
When the FBI first released photos of the Tsarnaev brothers, Dzhokhar was carrying a white hat, whereas his brother wore a black one. So it isn’t unreasonable that somebody—like a jail guard—would possibly interpret this as a little bit of trolling on Tsarnaev’s half. Whereas jail showers are notoriously awful, 3 instances every week is pretty frequent, for higher or for worse. However the incarcerated folks at ADX Florence are additionally usually confined to their concrete rooms for 23 hours a day—the type of solitary confinement that may, certainly, contribute to psychological and bodily decline. As Bob Hood, a former warden at ADX Florence, instructed The Boston Herald, “I get it. He desires greater than three showers every week. However he is twentysomething dwelling in a 7-foot field the place life is worse than if he did get the loss of life penalty.”
However incarcerated folks nonetheless have rights, regardless of how reprehensible they’re. I dwell in Boston; I do know individuals who have been harm or died that day. I feel Tsarnaev deserved a life sentence (although I agree that he most likely did not get a good trial with an neutral jury). On the similar time, I do not assume anybody deserves loss of life, or merciless and weird remedy whereas incarcerated.
Boston Marathon bomber sues over ballcap, showers in prison [Associated Press]