Nobody’s completely safe from the coronavirus, but strangely enough … some of the safest from infection are among the most dangerous criminals in the world.
While fears of COVID-19 outbreaks in prisons are increasing — more than 300 federal inmates have now tested positive nationwide — there have been zero cases so far at the most notorious supermax in the U.S. — the ADX in Florence, Colorado.
The place El Chapo and Unabomber Ted Kaczynski now call home obviously has extreme security measures in place — especially in the 78-bed Control Unit for the more disruptive and dangerous inmates. Turns out, that’s also the ultimate social distancing.
According to a rep for the Federal Bureau of Prisons … these prisoners are single-celled, with limited out-of-cell time, and are only afforded INDIVIDUAL recreational opportunities up to 7 hours a week.
We’re told for the short periods they’re out of their cell, inmates are restrained and escorted by 3 guards … all of whom receive enhanced COVID-19 health screening within the BOP system.
The Control Unit prisoners also have in-cell feeding, toilets, sinks and showers, so once again … they’re perfectly set up for a true quarantine situation.
There are 2 other housing unit missions at ADX — General Population and Special Security — both of which have strict security and distancing measures in place. As of April 10, there are no known COVID-19 cases in either unit.
Some of the other infamous prisoners currently at ADX — Oklahoma City Bomber Terry Nichols, Olympic Park Bomber Eric Rudolph, 9/11 plotter Zacarias Moussaoui and Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.