'Underwear Bomber' moved from Detroit to Colorado

Published On: Apr 12 2012 02:27:58 PM EDT
Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab

US Marshals Service

DETROIT -

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab , the so-called underwear bomber, was moved from Detroit to Colorado's supermax prison Thursday.

About the supermax

The supermax facility in Florence, Colo., houses 430 inmates. Among them is Unabomber Ted Kaczynski and Oklahoma City bombing plotter Terry Nichols. Some inmates are locked in their cells 23 hours a day.

Abdulmutallab, who is serving four life terms, likely will not be allowed to communicate with inmates or visitors.

The appeal

Abdulmutallab is appealing his sentence.

READ: Appeal document

The 25-year-old called the bomb be carried in his underwear a “blessed weapon” to avenge poorly treated Muslims worldwide.

The bomb didn't fully detonate aboard an Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight on Christmas Day in 2009, but caused a brief fire that burned Abdulmutallab.

He admitted afterward that the attack was inspired by Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical American-born cleric and leading al-Qaida figure killed by a U.S. drone strike last fall.

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