Death Is Not The Worst Punishment

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the living Boston Marathon bomber, is guilty of using a weapon of mass destruction and now resides in SuperMax – the maximum-security Federal prison.  SuperMax has been challenged in the World Court by Amnesty International among others for cruel and inhumane punishment.  “Gitmo” is a country club compared to this joint.


Each prisoner at SuperMax is in solitary confinement – forever.   A small black and white TV is about the only privilege they can earn – often after years of incarceration.  And educational programs are the only things they can watch.  Prisoners are locked down 23 out of 24-hours per day.  Their 1-hour exercise period is in an enclosed, windowless corridor – alone.

At SuperMax the prisoners do not interact with guards nor ever see another prisoner. No talking is allowed.  Food is pushed through slots and reading material is severely limited. They are allowed four family or lawyer non-contact visits per month but few are used because of the prison’s isolation.  If a prisoner becomes insane, he never gets a free pass to a mental institution and suicide is not an option.

Tsarnaev is quite young so there’s a good chance he’ll spend over 50-years living this bleak existence.  I personally would plead for the death penalty.

SuperMax Prison:

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