Bomber Rudolph: Supermax Designed To Cause Illness


Unrepentant Olympics and abortion clinic bomber Eric Rudolph sits in Colorado’s Supermax prison complaining about being treated like a “terrorist” and writing “satires” mocking his victims, reports the Colorado Springs Gazette. Rudolph's bombs in Atlanta and Birmingham, Al., killed two people and injured 120. He was captured in 2003 after hiding out for five years in the North Carolina mountains. In correspondence with the Gazette, Rudolph refers to himself as a political prisoner and accuses the U.S. Bureau of Prisons of inhumane treatment for keeping him and other terrorists in their cells for 23 hours a day. “It is a closed-off world de- signed to isolate inmates from social and environmental stimuli, with the ultimate purpose of causing mental illness and chronic physical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis,” Rudolph says. “It gives me a great deal of pride to think he's never coming out of there,” said Diane Derzis, who runs the Birmingham family planning clinic Rudolph bombed in 1998. “He should never see daylight again.”He's a monster.”

Rudolph is serving life without parole because prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty in exchange for his pleading guilty and revealing the location of dynamite he buried. In one of his writings, Rudolph says that, “Deadly force is sometimes justified to save life. []. This is a riddle that even a fool can resolve. The only real question is under what circumstances it is justified to take life.”


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