What’s Life in Prison Like for Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?

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Art Lien

New information could soon be revealed about what kind of conditions Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is living in at a federal prison in Colorado.

The Boston Herald says the Boston Marathon bomber's lawyers want those details kept private, but it is up to a judge. The judge is set to unseal the information on Wednesday, unless attorneys persuade him otherwise.

The three motions addressing Tsarnaev's Special Administrative Measures were filed under seal over the past month.

Tsarnaev, who has been sentenced to death, is being held in the highest-security prison in the country, known as the Supermax. The penitentiary houses some of the country's most notorious criminals, including Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui and Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.

He will eventually be moved to a Terre Haute, Indiana, prison where federal death row inmates are executed.

The Boston Marathon bombs killed three people and injured more than 260 on April 15, 2013. 

Dzhokhar was indicted on April 22, while still in the hospital, on 30 charges relating to homegrown terrorism, including use of a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property resulting in death. 

He was found guilty on all charges on April 8, 2015, and the following month was sentenced to death.

An MIT police officer was shot and killed in a shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers. 

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in the shootout with police.

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