Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, sentenced to death in the Boston Marathon bombings, has been transferred to Supermax, the most secure federal prison in the country, according to the US Department of Justice.
He had been held at USP Florence, a separate prison in Florence, Colorado.
A federal jury sentenced Tsarnaev to death in May for his involvement in the 2013 marathon bombings. Two women and an 8-year-old boy were killed and more than 260 people were injured.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons was responsible for determining whether Tsarnaev should be placed on Supermax or on death row at the penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, pending the lengthy appeal process.
Supermax is home to criminals such as Ramzi Yousef, who planned the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center; 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui; “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski; and Richard Reid, the “shoe bomber.”