Boston Marathon Bomber Sues Federal Government Over Mistreatment In Prison
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. -masslive.com
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. -masslive.com
Tsarnaev's death sentence was overturned in July of 2020 due to bias issues on the jury.