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The Most Secure Prison In America Is Right Here In Colorado… And It’s Terrifying

Terry Nichols. The Unibomber. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (the surviving Boston Marathon bomber). What do these notorious criminals have in common (aside from committing heinous crimes)? They all live right here in Colorado, in what has been referred to as the “Alcatraz of the Rockies.”

Welcome to the Administrative Maximum Facility Florence, population 927. Since it opened in 1994, the supermax prison has seen male prisoners from every walk of life, from car jackers all the way up to the most notorious of killers. With their 7 ft by 12 ft cells (furnished with a small bed, timed shower, stool, and desk), it is hard to imagine life inside the compound; however, thanks to footage and interviews from CBS Boston, we have a better idea. Take a look for yourself:

What do you think: Could you survive the “Alcatraz of the Rockies”?

Annie
Annie is a wife, mom, new homeowner, and blogger with a love of God, family, and chicken nachos (in that order).