I’ve never taken the boat out to Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. It’s on the list of things to do this summer. I was reading an article about Terry Nichols this week and the writer mentioned Supermax, the prison where Nichols is kept. That’s a cool name for a prison, but it’s not the true name. The Supermax or Florence or ADX Florence is the ultimate in maximum security prisons located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. It’s the home of some pretty bad dudes. Here’s a who’s who of some of the prisoners held there. Instead of giving you a biography of these guys, I challenge you to google them and see why they are being held in the world’s most high security prison. You crimelibrary folks should love this.
Woody Harrelson’s dad
Tupac Shakur’s stepfather
Let me know if you find anything interesting about these guys. And in case you were planning your summer vacation and needed a stop in Colorado, here’s the application to visit (pdf). I can’t imagine a lot of smiling happening in this place.