Moussaoui-Prison

The Colorado prison likely to be the new home of Zacarias Moussaoui is one of the country's highest maximum-security lockups.

But residents of the southern Colorado town of Florence don't seem to mind.

The admitted al-Qaeda co-conspirator will be confined on "bombers row" at the Administrative Maximum facility -- or A-D-X -- in Florence.

The prison is commonly called "Supermax," and has been dubbed the "Alcatraz of the Rockies."

Moussaoui can look forward to 23 hours a day in his cell, and little to no contact with other notorious criminals.

Supermax holds some of the most notorious criminals in the United States, including Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph, Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, and 1993 World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef.

Richard Reid is also there.

Moussaoui testified during his trial that the would-be shoe bomber was supposed to help him fly a fifth plane into the White House.

Florence resident John Erickson tells The Associated Press he's not bothered that the some of the world's worst prisoners are just outside town.

And Brian Withrow says he'd have preferred that Moussaoui get the death penalty, but believes the prison is very safe.

No one has ever escaped from Supermax since it was built in 1994.


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