Supermax, the Alcatraz of the Rockies, ready for Moussaoui |

Supermax, the Alcatraz of the Rockies, ready for Moussaoui

DENVER – Zacarias Moussaoui is expected to be shipped to southern Colorado to serve out a life term for his role in the Sept. 11 attacks – but he won’t have much of a view.At Supermax, the so-called Alcatraz of the Rockies, he can look forward to 23 hours a day in his cell and little to no contact with other notorious criminals, including Ramzi Yousef, Eric Rudolph, Ted Kaczynski and Terry Nichols on “bombers row.” Or Richard Reid, the would-be shoe bomber he said was to help him fly a fifth plane into the White House.Still, Moussaoui would be afforded religious rights as a Muslim and probably a special diet if he behaves. Inmates at Supermax are also allowed telephone calls and visitors if they don’t act up, though most communications at the nation’s most secure federal prison are monitored and the warden wields major discretion when it comes to access.Officials at the prison declined comment Thursday after Moussaoui was formally sentenced in Virginia. Carla Wilson, spokeswoman for the Bureau of Prisons in Washington, would not confirm that Moussaoui will be a Supermax inmate.

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