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Jan032011

Attempted Times Square Bomber Moved to 'Alcatraz of the Rockies' Penitentiary

Photo Courtesy - U.S. Marshals(NEW YORK) -- The Bureau of Prisons has moved Faisal Shahzad from his temporary cell in New York City to the United States Penitentiary in Florence, CO., where he’ll serve a life sentence for the attempted car bombing of Times Square. 

USP Florence is a high security facility and part of a complex that has been dubbed the “Alcatraz of the Rockies.”  It’s also home to shoe bomber Richard Reid, 20th hijacker Zacarias Moussaoui and more than 30 other terror convicts. 

Shahzad arrived on Dec. 28 and will be housed in a two-man cell in the general population area.

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