Eric Rudolph

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Confessed Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph could spend the rest of his life among the nation's most dangerous, violent and escape-prone criminals at a Colorado prison.

Rudolph pleaded guilty Wednesday to bombings -- including the 1996 Olympics attack -- that killed two people and injured more than 120.

Jay Cavanaugh of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives in Birmingham said yesterday Rudolph would be held at
the so-called "Supermax" -- a federal prison in southern Colorado.

Formally named the Administrative Maximum facility, the ten-year-old prison is home to some of the nation's most notorious bombers.

They include Theodore Kaczynski -- known as the Unabomber -- Richard Reid, who tried to ignite a shoe bomb on a trans-Atlantic flight; and Terry Nichols, who helped carry out the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.

The 38-year-old Rudolph pleaded guilty to the 1996 Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta and bombings at abortion clinics and a gay nightclub. He faces four life terms without parole.

The 60 (m) million dollar Supermax stands in the middle of Colorado's high plains about 90 miles southeast of Denver. The two-story, triangular building was designed for inmates once held at the U-S Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois and -- before that -- at Alcatraz, which closed in 1963.


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