Citing "unlawful, unreasonable, and discriminatory" treatment, convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is suing the federal government for $250,000.

The 26-year-old Tsarnaev is serving a life sentence in a Colorado prison for the horrific act he took part in with his brother in April of 2013 where 3 people were killed and 260 were injured.

Instances of his mistreatment include being limited to three showers a week, and confiscation of a white ballcap and bandana he purchased while in prison.

Tsarnaev alleges his cap and bandana were confiscated by prison guards “because, by wearing it, I was ‘disrespecting’ the FBI and the victims” of the April 15, 2013, bombing.

Tsarnaev was apparently referred to as "white hat" during the FBI investigation into the bombings as he was seen on camera in a white ballcap walking along the parade route.

His treatment at the supermax Federal Correctional Complex Florence is contributing to his “mental and physical decline,” he says in the lawsuit.

Tsarnaev's death sentence was overturned in July of 2020 due to bias issues on the jury.


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