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Remember Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian who tried to bomb a US airplane? See the prison he's being held DasolaHalimatAug 18, 2020 9:28 AM Remember Abdulmutallab, referred to as the “underwear bomber” by the U.S. media, who tried to detonate a bomb hidden in his underpants, on a flight from Amsterdam in the Netherlands to Detroit, United States, on Christmas Day in 2009. The then 22 year old was sentenced to life imprisonment and jailed at the United States Penitentiary-Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence, Colorado. The above is a photo maximum security, or ‘Supermax,’ prison in Florence, Colorado, where Abdulmutallab is being held. This facility is designed to be the most secure federal prison in the U.S., where most inmates spend all but an hour or two a day alone in a cell with no meaningful human contact and access to only a sliver of sunlight through a 4-inch by 42-inch window. The occupants need never see a guard or fellow prisoner—much less a visitor. One former warden interviewed by 60 Minutes called it “pretty close” to hell. Below are photos of outdoor recreation cages. The 7-foot by 12-foot cells consist of a poured concrete bed, desk and stool, a stainless steel combination sink and toilet, a shower with an automatic shut-off and sometimes a radio or television. The cells are arranged in a linear design down one side of a hallway to prevent inmates from seeing each other. Farouk Abdulmutallab is presently serving a life sentence without parole for attempting to bomb US-bound flight passengers on Christmas Day 2009. Sometime in 2017, Abdulmutallab filed a lawsuit alleging his constitutional rights are being violated at a supermax federal prison in Colorado. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian native who became an al-Qaeda operative, alleges he’s being held in long-term solitary confinement, has been forced to eat foods forbidden by his religion, endured harassment yelled by white supremacist inmates saying things offensive to Muslims and has been prohibited from communicating with relatives, including nieces and nephews. According to the lawsuit, the U.S. government put Abdulmutallab under special administrative measures. They prohibit him from communicating with “more than 7.5 billion people, the vast majority of people on the planet.” Abdulmutallab, who said he’s a devout Muslim, also alleges that the restrictions hinder him from practicing his religion and violate his rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The lawsuit claims he’s not been able to participate in group prayer, doesn’t have regular access to an imam and is not provided with a halal diet. The suit said Abdulmutallab has gone on hunger strikes to protest his alleged treatment and has been repeatedly force fed. During his trial in Detroit in 2011, Abdulmutallab pleased guilty to eight counts, including conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism. He's been in the Colorado prison since March 2012. Please don't forget to comment, like and share.

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