The man known as the Unabomber has been transferred to a federal prison medical facility in North Carolina after spending the last two decades in a federal Supermax prison in Colorado for a series of bombings targeting scientists.
Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski, 79, was moved to Federal Medical Center Butner in eastern North Carolina on Dec. 14, according to U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokesperson Donald Murphy. Murphy declined to disclose any details of Kaczynski’s medical condition or the reason for his transfer.
Kaczynski is serving life without the possibility of parole following his 1996 arrest at the primitive cabin where he was living in western Montana. He pleaded guilty to setting off 16 explosions that killed three people and injured 23 others in various parts of the country between 1978 and 1995.
FMC Butner, in North Carolina’s Granville County, just northeast of Durham, offers medical services for prisoners, including oncology, surgery, neurodiagnostics and dialysis, according to the Bureau of Prisons. It opened an advanced care unit and a hospice unit in 2010.
Butner has 771 inmates, according to the bureau, and has been home to notable offenders such as John Hinckley Jr., who was evaluated there after shooting President Reagan, and Bernie Madoff, the infamous architect of a massive Ponzi scheme, who died at the North Carolina facility earlier this year.
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