Terror Plotter Padilla Sent to Supermax
Posted Apr 21, 2008 5:23 AM CDT
By Molly McDonough
Jose Padilla, convicted of plotting acts of terrorism on U.S. soil, will do his 17 years at the federal prison in Colorado known as "Supermax" for its restrictive and isolating conditions.
The 37-year-old was transported from Miami to the high-security facility in Florence, Colo., on Thursday, the Associated Press reports.
Padilla's projected release date is 2021, about 13 years, because of good behavior credits.
The AP notes that Padilla joins other notorious convicts at Supermax, including "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski, Sept. 11 attacks plotter Zacarias Moussaoui and Eric Rudolph, who was convicted of the 1996 Olympics bombing.