Notable former inmates of US Penitentiary, Florence ADX

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This is a list of notable inmates who were once held at the United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Security Facility, the federal supermax prison in Florence, Colorado. You may click on the inmate's Register Number to view the inmate's current status.

For details about the facility, including a list of notable inmates who are currently held there, please see the United States Penitentiary, Florence ADX page.

Notable Former Inmates

Inmate NameRegister NumberStatusDetails
Rahman, Omar AbdelOmar Abdel Rahman34892-054Transferred to a medical unit at the Federal Correctional Complex, Butner in North Carolina; serving a life sentence under the name Omar Ahmad Rahman.Leader of the terrorist organization al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya; convicted in 1995 of seditious conspiracy for masterminding a foiled plot to bomb high-profile targets in New York City, including the United Nations, the Lincoln Tunnel, the Holland Tunnel, and the George Washington Bridge in what is known as the New York City landmark bomb plot, as well as conspiring to assassinate Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Nine followers are serving sentences at ADX and other federal facilities.[1][2]
Duncan III, JosephJoseph Duncan III12561-023Transferred to the United States Penitentiary, Terre Haute, a high security facility in Indiana which houses federal death row.Serial child molester and rapist; sentenced to death for a 2005 kidnapping and quadruple murder in Idaho.[3]
Granger, MatthewMatthew Granger33617-019Transferred to the Washington State Clallam Bay Corrections Center, where he is serving a 30-year federal sentence, scheduled for release in 2014.Aryan Brotherhood prison gang member; convicted of the 1984 murder of Correction Officer Boyd Spikerman at the Federal Correctional Institution, Oxford, a medium security facility in Wisconsin. Accomplice Scott Fountain is serving a 60-year sentence at ADX.[4]
Gravano, SalvatoreSalvatore GravanoUnlistedPlaced in the Federal Witness Protection Program in return for turning government witness in 1991; currently serving a 19-year sentence in an Arizona prison after being convicted on state narcotics charges.[5]Former Underboss of the Gambino Crime Family; turned government witness and testified against Boss John Gotti.[6]
Greschner, JohnJohn Greschner02550-135Transferred to a federal Community Corrections Facility in Sacramento; scheduled for release in 2055.Aryan Brotherhood prison gang member; convicted of the 1983 murder of another inmate at the United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth in Kansas.[7]
Griesacker, RonaldRonald Griesacker31482-077Released from federal custody in 2004 after serving 3 years.Involved in the United States anti-government militia movement and former member of the pro-secession organization Republic of Texas; convicted in 1998 of bank fraud, mail fraud, and conspiracy charges for passing $2 million in counterfeit checks.[8][9]
Hampton-El, ClementClement Hampton-El34854-054Transferred to the United States Penitentiary, Marion, a medium security facility in Illinois; serving a 35-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2023.Al-Qaeda operative; convicted for his involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing and a plot to commit terrorist attacks against the United Nations and New York City landmarks.[10]
Harrelson, CharlesCharles Harrelson02582-016Deceased; died of natural causes in March of 2007 while serving a life sentence at ADX.Convicted of murdering Federal Judge John H. Wood, Jr. in 1979 at the behest of a narcotics dealer; transferred to ADX after attempting to escape from the United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, a high security facility, in 1995; father of actor Woody Harrelson.[11]
Kikumura, YuYu Kikumura09008-050Released from federal custody and deported in 2007 after serving 18 years.[12]Member of the Japanese Red Army terrorist organization; convicted of interstate transport of explosive devices in 1988.[13]
Lane, DavidDavid Lane12873-057Deceased; died of natural causes in May of 2007 while serving a life sentence at ADX.Member of The Order, a white supremacist group; convicted of racketeering, conspiracy, and civil rights violations in connection with the 1984 murder of radio talk show host Alan Berg.[14]
Lindh, John WalkerJohn Walker Lindh45426-083Transferred to the Federal Correctional Institution, Terre Haute, a medium security facility in Indiana; serving a 20-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2019.[15]Convicted in 2002 of fighting with Taliban forces during the United States' 2001 invasion of Afghanistan; also known as the "American Taliban."[16]
McCullah, JohnJohn McCullah03040-063Transferred to the Federal Correctional Institution, Victorville, a medium security facility in California; serving a life sentence.Aryan Brotherhood prison gang member; fatally assaulted another inmate at the Federal Correctional Complex, Coleman in Florida in 2005 while serving multiple life sentences for other murders; Erin Sharma, a Correction Officer at the facility, was also sentenced to life in prison in connection with the assault.[17]
McGriff, KennethKenneth McGriff26301-053Transferred to the United States Penitentiary, Lee, a high security facility in Virginia; serving a life sentence.Founder of the "Supreme Team," a violent gang which sold crack cocaine in Queens, NY. Convicted in 2007 of murder, racketeering, and drug trafficking.[18]
McVeigh, TimothyTimothy McVeigh12076-064Deceased; executed in 2001 at the United States Penitentiary, Terre Haute, a high security facility in Indiana which houses federal death row.Sentenced to death for carrying out the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, which killed 168 people. Accomplice Terry Nichols is currently serving a life sentence at ADX.[19]
Magluta, SalvadorSalvador Magluta26012-037Transferred to the United States Penitentiary, Terre Haute, a high security facility in Indiana; serving a life sentence.Leader of a drug trafficking network in Miami that transported over 75 tons of cocaine into the United States. Convicted in 2002 of money laundering and conspiracy charges.[20].
Manning, TomTom Manning10373-016Transferred to a medical unit at the Federal Correctional Complex, Butner in North Carolina; serving a 58-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2020.Member of the United Freedom Front, he engaged in numerous acts of domestic terrorism, including multiple bombings and bank robberies. He was also convicted for the 1981 murder of New Jersey State Trooper Philip Lomonaco.[21]
Al-Moayad, MohammedMohammed Al-Moayad62044-053Released from federal custody and deported in 2009 after serving 6 years.[22]Convicted of attempting to funnel millions of dollars in financial support to the terrorist organizations Al-Qaeda and Hamas.[23]
Nosair, El-SayyidEl-Sayyid Nosair35074-054Transferred to the United States Penitentiary, Marion, a medium security facility in Illinois; serving a life sentence.Al-Qaeda associate; convicted in 1995 of seditious conspiracy for receiving military training from Ali Mohamed of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, as well as of committing the 1991 murder of Israeli politician Rabbi Meir Kahane.
Rivera, Oscar LopezOscar Lopez Rivera87651-024Transferred to the Federal Correctional Institution, Terre Haute, a medium security facility in Indiana; serving a 70-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2023.Leader of the Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional Puertorriqueña (FALN), a Puerto Rican militant group which carried out bombings in Chicago, Washington, DC, Newark, and Miami between 1974 and 1980.[24]
Scarfo, NicodemoNicodemo Scarfo09813-050Transferred to the United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, a high security facility; serving a 55-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2033.Former boss of the Lucchese Crime Family in Philadelphia; he was convicted on multiple counts of murder, attempted murder, distribution of methamphetamine, and extortion.[25]
Shakur, MutuluMutulu Shakur83205-012Transferred to the United States Penitentiary, Victorville, a high security facility in California; serving a 60-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2016.Convicted in connection with a 1981 bank robbery and shootout during which Brink's Guard Peter Paige, as well as Sergeant Edward O'Grady and Police Officer Waverly Brown of the Nyack Police Department in New York State, were killed; stepfather of late rapper Tupac Shakur.[26]
Shah, Wali Khan AminWali Khan Amin Shah42799-054Transferred to the Federal Correctional Institution, Greenville, a medium security facility in Illinois; serving a 30-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2022.Al-Qaeda operative; convicted in 1996 of terrorism conspiracy in connection with Project Bojinka, a foiled plot devised by senior Al-Qaeda member Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to bomb twelve passenger planes over the Pacific Ocean in a 48-hour period.[27]
Murad, AbdulAbdul Murad37437-054Transferred to the Federal Correctional Institution, Terre Haute, a medium security facility in Indiana; serving a life sentence.Al-Qaeda operative; convicted in 1996 of terrorism conspiracy in connection with planning Project Bojinka, a foiled plot conceived by senior Al-Qaeda member Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to bomb twelve planes over the Pacific Ocean in a 48-hour period.[28][29]
Matta-Ballesteros, JuanJuan Matta-Ballesteros37671-133Transferred to the United States Penitentiary, Florence, a high security facility located in the same complex as ADX. Currently serving a life sentence under the name Juan Ramon Matta-Lopez.Drug trafficker convicted of involvement in the 1985 kidnapping and murder of Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique Camarena.[30]
Khallafalla, FaresFares Khallafalla34856-054Transferred to the United States Penitentiary, Marion, a medium security facility in Illinois; serving a 30-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2019.Follower of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman; convicted in 1995 of seditious conspiracy and terrorism conspiracy for planning to bomb high-profile targets in New York City as part of the foiled New York City landmark bomb plot. Several accomplices are serving sentences in other federal facilities.[31]
Paracha, UzairUzair Paracha54896-054Transferred to the Federal Correctional Institution, Terre Haute, a medium security facility in Indiana; serving a 30-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2029.Convicted of providing material and financial support to Al-Qaeda member Majid Khan, who was planning terrorist bombings in Maryland.[32] Khan is currently being held at the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba.

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