Top 5 Infamous Criminals that will be Roomies with El Chapo in Supermax


/ published 2 years ago

Top 5 Infamous Criminals that will be Roomies with El Chapo in Supermax

El Chapo asked to be moved to a new facility, and he is now spending his time in the Supermax prison in Colorado

Super-maximum security (supermax), or otherwise called administrative maximum prison (ADX), is a control-unit prison. It is the most secure level of custody in the prison systems. In the United States, there is only one supermax prison, which is the ADX Florence in Colorado. The prison houses several inmates who have a history of violent behavior in other prisons.

Fun fact: the building has a 4-star rating on Google reviews. But it is not something you want to visit. There are more than 400 inmates housed in Florence, Colorado. They spend 23 hours per day in soundproof cells in what is called “maximum confinement” conditions. Some of the most notable criminals are housed there. El Chapo, the infamous mafia boss, was transferred there lately. And these are some of his new roommates.

Theodore Kaczynski

Also known as the Unabomber, he is an American domestic terrorist. He was a mathematics prodigy. However, he abandoned his academic career in 1969 to pursue a primitive lifestyle. He was convicted for his role in building and mailing 16 explosive devices to various people around the country involved in the development of technology. He managed to kill three of them, and injured 23. Theodore is currently 77 years old, and is serving 8 life sentences in Supermax.

Robert Hanssen

Robert was a former FBI agent who spied for Soviet and Russian intelligence services. He worked in counterintelligence until it was discovered that he was a double agent. He passed classified information to the Russians for more than 20 years. Some of his information directly resulted in execution of American agents.

He spent spying against the US from 1979 to 2001, and his espionage is described as “possibly the worst intelligence disaster in US history.

The movie Breach was based on his life, and it is a true story.

Harold James Nicholson

CIA agents can also be found in the Supermax. Harold James Nicholson is a twice-convicted spy for Russia’s SVR. According to some theories, his recruitment to the SVR occurred in the wake of a much publicized arrest of senior CIA officers and Moscow mole Aldrich Ames in February 1994.

He admitted to providing the Russian intelligence service with national defense information, including photographic negatives. He spied between June 1994 until his arrest in November 1996. He is the highest-ranking CIA officer ever to be convicted for espionage. Fun fact: he is sentenced to only 23 years, and is scheduled to get out of prison in 2024.

Michael Swango

Michael was a licensed physician and an admitted serial killer. He has been involved in as many as 60 fatal poisonings of patients and colleagues. However, he has admitted to only four deaths. In 2000, he was sentenced to three consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole.

He committed his crimes between 1981 and 1997. He had a very simple modus operandi. To his patients, he gave overdose of something that was already prescribed to them. Sometimes, he wrote unnecessary prescriptions for dangerous drugs. To his colleagues, however, he gave poison, usually arsenic. He slipped the poison to their foods and beverages.

James Marcello

James was known as “Little Jimmy” or “Jimmy Light” during his heydays. He is an imprisoned crime boss who was a front boss for the Chicago Outfit criminal organization from the 1980s, to the early 2000s.

He is convicted or his involvement in 18 murders, extortion, loansharking, and more. He is serving just one full life sentence.

The Spilotro murders were fictionalized in the 1995 movie Casino. But they were not buried in the place they were murdered, as portrayed in the movie.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

the real sopranos
youtube icon

Created and written by David Chase, the Sopranos aired for six seasons. They earned an international following thanks to its broadcasts abroad.The show follows the life of fictiona...

  • 116
  • 6 days ago
  • Not Rated
seven mile road
youtube icon

Seven Mile Road is a road in Detroit. It is considered one of the most dangerous no-go zones in the United States. Those who live there or dare to visit are literally playing with ...

  • 309
  • 3 weeks ago
  • 7(1)
alcohol consequences
youtube icon

Alcohol affects people in different ways. Some people can drink more than others. But in any case, drinking too much may cause a person to feel drunk.According to BAC, by the time ...

  • 747
  • 3 months ago
  • 10(1)
trafficking in Pakistan
youtube icon

In towns and cities across Pakistan, tens of thousands of vulnerable young boys have become the victims of pedophile predators who seem to have nothing to fear from the law.It’s ...

  • 834
  • 4 months ago
  • 6.5(2)
Related Articles
Operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the ADC Florence opened in 1994. It is classified as supermax prison or contr...
  • 1,259
  • 2 months ago
Valerio Viccei, a man already wanted for more than 50 armed robberies in Italy, almost committed a perfect crime in 1987...
  • 1,278
  • 5 months ago
Jimmy Hoffa is one of the central figures in the Irishman, a fictional movie trying to explain the disappearance of the ...
  • 3,580
  • 1 year ago
Yakuza, or gokudo, translating to “the extreme path”, are members of transnational organized crime syndicates origin...
  • 5,006
  • 2 years ago