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Famous Prisoners at ADX Florence Facility  

Alfred E. Neuman
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The United States Penitentiary ADX is a federal supermax prison located in Colorado - and it is the prison El Chapo is going to. It is sometimes referred to as "the Alcatraz of the Rockies." The supermax prison is home to inmates the federal prison system have declared the most dangerous in the country. Violent gang leaders, foreign and domestic terrorists, and inmates with a history of violent crimes towards fellow inmates and prison guards can all be found at ADX Florence. 

Who is the most famous prisoner at the ADX Florence Facility? Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh used to top the list. The Gulf War veteran detonated a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995 killing 168 people and injuring over 600. Now, El Chapo is the most dangerous man at the prison. Cartel Lord El Chapo, born Joaquín Guzmán, once claimed he killed 2,000-3,000 people. At ADX Florence, McVeigh was housed on “Bombers Row” along with Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, New York Latin Kings founder Luis Felipe, and the 1993 World Trade Center terrorist Ramzi Yousef.

Here are the most dangerous criminals locked up in the "unescapable" Colorado supermax prison.


Timothy McVeigh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Prisoners at ADX Florence Facility
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Timothy James "Tim" McVeigh was an American who committed an act of domestic terrorism by detonating a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Commonly referred to as the Oklahoma City bombing, the attack killed 168 people and injured over 600. According to the United States Government, it was the deadliest act of terrorism within the United States prior to the 9/11 attacks, and remains the most significant act of domestic terrorism in United States history. McVeigh, a militia movement sympathizer and Persian Gulf War veteran, sought revenge against the federal government for their handling of the Waco Siege, which ended in the deaths ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 33 (1968-2001)

Birthplace: Lockport, New York, United States of America

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Michael Swango is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Prisoners at ADX Florence Facility
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Joseph Michael Swango is an American serial killer and former licensed physician. It is estimated that Swango has been involved in as many as 60 fatal poisonings of patients and colleagues, though he only admitted to causing four deaths. He was sentenced to three consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole, and is serving that sentence at the ADX Florence supermax prison in Florence, Colorado. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 64

Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington

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David Lane is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Prisoners at ADX Florence Facility
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David Eden Lane was an American white nationalist leader and convicted felon. A founding member of The Order, he died while serving a 190-year prison sentence in the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 69 (1938-2007)

Birthplace: Woden, Iowa

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Robert Hanssen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Prisoners at ADX Florence Facility
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Robert Philip Hanssen is a former US Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who spied for Soviet and Russian intelligence services against the United States for 22 years from 1979 to 2001. He is currently serving 15 consecutive life sentences at ADX Florence, a federal supermax prison in Florence, Colorado. Hanssen was arrested on February 18, 2001 at Foxstone Park near his home in Vienna, Virginia, and was charged with selling US secrets to the USSR and subsequently Russia for more than US$1.4 million in cash and diamonds over a 22-year period. On July 6, 2001, he pleaded guilty to 15 counts of espionage in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He was then ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 74

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

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