Skip to comments.Shoe Bomber Sues Over Harsh U.S. Prison Conditions
Posted on 08/20/2004 8:04:49 AM PDT by yankeedame
Shoe Bomber Sues Over Harsh U.S. Prison Conditions
Thu Aug 19, 2004 08:39 PM ET
DENVER (Reuters) - "Shoe bomber" Richard Reid has sued U.S. prison authorities for imposing harsh conditions including isolation and a lack of access to Arabic language religious books. Reid is serving a life sentence for attempting to use explosives in his shoes to blow up an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami three months after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Reid, a British citizen, wants a judge to order prison authorities to give him "the same rights and privileges as other inmates held in this prison."
Reid has been at the Administrative Maximum Facility in Colorado, popularly known as Supermax, since February 2003.
In May, a federal prison official told Reid U.S. authorities had ordered special administrative measures to restrict Reid's access to mail, media, telephone and visitors.
"These measures have been imposed because there is a substantial risk that your communications or contacts with persons could result in death or serious bodily injury," the official wrote.
In the handwritten suit, filed in U.S. district court in Denver on Wednesday, Reid said he has a window he cannot see out of and is denied access to broadcast and print news.
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Okay, okay. Transfer him to general pop.
Why isn't this silly s.o.b. at Gitmo with the rest of the terrorists?
"Reid said he has a window he cannot see out of and is denied access to broadcast and print news."
That's why it's called PRISON and not a resort!
Mr. Reid, are your conditions harsh compared to tumbling 30,000 feet in -40 degree air to your death in the middle of the ocean, in the middle of the night, strapped to others screaming because they are suffering the same fate? Because that's what was going to happen to you and 200 innocent people if you had been successful. Every day you are alive is a gift to you.
I like your solution.
I think he'd last about 10 minutes.
This shoe bomber terrorist vermin, aided by his helpers,
including the lamestream media
hope to speed up the fall of the United States.
He is a waste of oxygen, certainly after his conviction.
"We are not afraid of any of your terrorist co-conspirators, Mr. Reid ...
"Youre a big fellow. But youre not that big. Youre no warrior. I know warriors....
You are a terrorist, a species of criminal guilty of multiple attempted murders."
To call you a soldier gives you far too much stature.
You are a terrorist, and we do not negotiate with terrorists.
We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice. ...
"See that flag, Mr. Reid?
That is the flag of the United States of America
That flag will fly there long after this is long forgotten."
[Federal Chief Judge William Young, First Circuit to Terrorist Shoebomber Reid]
Isn't there a Bob & Tom song, "Prisoner of Love"?
Life sure does suck, doesn't it?
Let's behead him so he feels more at home.
There really isn't general population in Admax.
They stay in their cells 23 1/2 hours a day, and when they are taken out, they are shackled, both leg and hands.
Now, if they really want to punish you, there is NO human contact with the prisoner. They deliver food by electronic cart. They take it to a whole new level if they want to.
Good thing its not my decision.
If I had my way, I'd have the feds contract him out to a construction firm thats pecializes in building demolition.
Hopefully, they would fill his underwear with explosives, tie him to a wrecking ball and swing him into a condemned building to initiate a demolition.
Ha, they have a window, but they spray it with some kind of frosty substance.
From what I've read, there is extremely little outside stimulation.
Even their "visits" are conducted over a monitor they have in their cells.
Ok. Then transfer him to a prison in Egypt. That will shut him up.
What the dumb SOB needs to sue for is plastic surgery!
Really? That really bring the whole thing home. I am truly grateful this man was caught and your parents are safe. To hear him whine just makes my blood boil.
Jailhouse music being a basic human right, I've borrowed yours.