Boston Marathon Bomber sues over his right to wear a baseball cap in prison | Boing Boing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is the surviving of the two Boston Marathon Bombers. Tsarnaev’s older brother, Tamerlan, who was very possibly an FBI informant, was believed to be the mastermind behind the attacks; however, he was murdered over the course of their escape from Cambridge, leaving Dzhokar to the standoff in Watertown and all subsequent legal matters.Tsarnaev was initially given a death sentence for his role in the bombings, although that was overturned in August of 2020. He is currently serving a life sentence at the supermax Federal Correctional Complex Florence in Colorado.
But Associated Press now reports that he has taken to court the federal government for $250,000 over his treatment there, calling it “unlawful, unreasonable and discriminatory” in a handwritten suit filed Monday, January 11. He claims that he has been limited to only three showers per week, and that the prison guards confiscated a white baseball cap and bandana he had purchased at the prison commissary, ……

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