(FeaturedNews.com) – Nicknamed the “Unabomber” after detonating sixteen homemade bombs between 1978 and 1995, Ted Kaczynski has been serving a life sentence at in a Colorado federal Supermax prison since his conviction in 1996. Now 79, he has recently been transferred to a new facility.
Kaczynski Transferred to Medical Facility
Kaczynski was moved to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons’ Federal Medical Center Butner on December 14 for a currently unknown reason. The facility is currently providing a wide range of medical treatments to 771 prisoners, including surgeries, long term care, and acute needs. Kaczynski’s infamy as the Unabomber adds him to a list of high-profile prisoners that have been treated at the facility, including John Hinckley, Jr., Joe Exotic, and Bernard Madoff.
Unabomber’s Rise to Infamy
Kaczynski conducted several high-profile attacks using homemade bombs over the course of nearly two decades. Airlines and universities were among his most common targets, which he selected based on “personal revenge…on the kind of people [he] hated,” and the majority of the bombs were sent through the mail. His strong stance against developing and using science and technology led him to mainly target groups and individuals in these fields, even though he was once a mathematics professor himself.
He even wrote a 35,000-word essay describing what he believed to be the world’s biggest problems, mostly related to advancing technology, that resulted in his own demise when he had it published by the New York Times and the Washington Post in 1995. Although more than 150 professionals had searched for him over the years, his own brother ultimately recognized his handwriting, which led to his arrest. He has continued to write similar material while in prison, much of which is highly sought after by university libraries.
Three people were killed and 23 others were injured during the nearly two decades that spanned the Unabomber’s string of attacks.
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