List of former inmates of US Penitentiary, Florence ADX

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This is a list of notable inmates who were once held at the United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Security Facility, the federal supermax prison in Florence, Colorado. You may click on the inmate's Register Number to view the inmate's current status.

For details about the facility, including a list of notable inmates who are currently held there, please see the United States Penitentiary, Florence ADX page.

Notable Former Inmates[edit]

Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
Rahman, Omar AbdelOmar Abdel Rahman 34892-054 Transferred to a medical unit at the Federal Correctional Complex, Butner in North Carolina; serving a life sentence under the name Omar Ahmad Rahman. Leader of the terrorist organization al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya; convicted in 1995 of seditious conspiracy for masterminding a foiled plot to bomb high-profile targets in New York City, including the United Nations, the Lincoln Tunnel, the Holland Tunnel, and the George Washington Bridge in what is known as the New York City landmark bomb plot, as well as conspiring to assassinate Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Nine followers are serving sentences at ADX and other federal facilities.[1][2]
Duncan III, JosephJoseph Duncan III 12561-023 Currently being held at the United States Penitentiary, Terre Haute, a high-security facility in Indiana which houses federal death row. Serial child molester and rapist; sentenced to death for a 2005 kidnapping and quadruple murder in Idaho.[3]
Granger, MatthewMatthew Granger 33617-019 Transferred to the Washington State Clallam Bay Corrections Center in Seattle, where he is serving a 30-year federal sentence, scheduled for release in 2014. Aryan Brotherhood prison gang member; convicted of the 1984 murder of Correction Officer Boyd Spikerman at the Federal Correctional Institution, Oxford, a medium-security facility in Wisconsin. Accomplice Scott Fountain is serving a 60-year sentence at ADX.[4]
Gravano, SalvatoreSalvatore Gravano Unlisted Placed in the Federal Witness Protection Program in return for turning government witness in 1991; currently serving a 19-year sentence in an Arizona prison after being convicted on state narcotics charges.[5] Former underboss of the Gambino Crime Family; turned government witness and testified against boss John Gotti.[6]
Greschner, JohnJohn Greschner 02550-135 Transferred to a federal community corrections facility in Sacramento, California; scheduled for release in 2055. Aryan Brotherhood prison gang member; convicted of the 1983 murder of another inmate at the United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth in Kansas.[7]
Griesacker, RonaldRonald Griesacker 31482-077 Released from federal custody in 2004 after serving 3 years. Involved in the United States anti-government militia movement and former member of the pro-secession organization Republic of Texas; convicted in 1998 of bank fraud, mail fraud, and conspiracy charges for passing $2 million in counterfeit checks.[8][9]
Hampton-El, ClementClement Hampton-El 34854-054 Transferred to the United States Penitentiary, Marion, a medium-security facility in Illinois; serving a 35-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2023. Al-Qaeda operative; convicted for his involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing and a plot to commit terrorist attacks against the United Nations and New York City landmarks.[10]
Harrelson, CharlesCharles Harrelson 02582-016 Deceased; died of natural causes in March 2007 while serving a life sentence at ADX. Convicted of murdering Federal Judge John H. Wood, Jr. in 1979 at the behest of a narcotics dealer; transferred to ADX after attempting to escape from the United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, a high-security facility, in 1995; father of actor Woody Harrelson.[11]
Kikumura, YuYu Kikumura 09008-050 Released from federal custody and deported to Japan in 2007 after serving 18 years.[12] Member of the Japanese Red Army terrorist organization; convicted of interstate transport of explosive devices in 1988.[12]
Lane, DavidDavid Lane 12873-057 Deceased; died of natural causes in May 2007 while serving a life sentence at ADX. Member of The Order, a white supremacist group; convicted of racketeering, conspiracy, and civil rights violations in connection with the 1984 murder of radio talk show host Alan Berg.[13]
Lindh, John WalkerJohn Walker Lindh 45426-083 Transferred to the Federal Correctional Institution, Terre Haute, a medium-security facility in Indiana; serving a 20-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2019.[14] Convicted in 2002 of fighting with Taliban forces during the United States' 2001 invasion of Afghanistan; also known as the "American Taliban."[15]
McCullah, JohnJohn McCullah 03040-063 Transferred to the United States Penitentiary, Victorville, a high-security facility in California; serving a life sentence. Aryan Brotherhood prison gang member; fatally assaulted another inmate at the Federal Correctional Complex, Coleman in Florida in 2005 while serving multiple life sentences for other murders; Erin Sharma, a Correction Officer at the facility, was also sentenced to life in prison in connection with the assault.[16]
McGriff, KennethKenneth McGriff 26301-053 Transferred to the United States Penitentiary, Lee, a high-security facility in Virginia; serving a life sentence. Founder of the "Supreme Team," a violent gang which sold crack cocaine in Queens, NY. Convicted in 2007 of murder, racketeering, and drug trafficking.[17]
McVeigh, TimothyTimothy McVeigh 12076-064 Deceased; executed in 2001 at the United States Penitentiary, Terre Haute, a high-security facility in Indiana which houses federal death row. Sentenced to death for carrying out the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, which killed 168 people. Accomplice Terry Nichols is currently serving a life sentence at ADX.[18]
Magluta, SalvadorSalvador Magluta 26012-037 Transferred to the United States Penitentiary, Terre Haute, a high-security facility in Indiana; serving a life sentence. Leader of a drug trafficking network in Miami that transported over 75 tons of cocaine into the United States. Convicted in 2002 of money laundering and conspiracy charges.[19]
Manning, TomTom Manning 10373-016 Transferred to a medical unit at the Federal Correctional Complex, Butner in North Carolina; serving a 58-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2020. Member of the United Freedom Front, he engaged in numerous acts of domestic terrorism, including multiple bombings and bank robberies. He was also convicted for the 1981 murder of New Jersey State Trooper Philip Lomonaco.[20]
Al-Moayad, MohammedMohammed Al-Moayad 62044-053 Released from federal custody and deported to Yemen in 2009 after serving 6 years.[21] Convicted of attempting to funnel millions of dollars in financial support to the terrorist organizations Al-Qaeda and Hamas.[22]
Nosair, El-SayyidEl-Sayyid Nosair 35074-054 Transferred to the United States Penitentiary, Marion, a medium-security facility in Illinois; serving a life sentence. Al-Qaeda associate; convicted in 1995 of seditious conspiracy for receiving military training from Ali Mohamed of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, as well as of committing the 1991 murder of Israeli politician Rabbi Meir Kahane.
Rivera, Oscar LopezOscar Lopez Rivera 87651-024 Transferred to the Federal Correctional Institution, Terre Haute, a medium-security facility in Indiana; serving a 70-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2023. Leader of the Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional Puertorriqueña (FALN), a Puerto Rican militant group which carried out bombings in Chicago, Washington, DC, Newark, and Miami between 1974 and 1980.[23]
Scarfo, NicodemoNicodemo Scarfo 09813-050 Transferred to the FCI Butner Medium, a low-security facility; serving a 55-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2033. Former boss of the Bruno Crime Family in Philadelphia;[24] he was convicted on multiple counts of murder, attempted murder, distribution of methamphetamine, and extortion.[25]
Shakur, MutuluMutulu Shakur 83205-012 Transferred to the United States Penitentiary, Victorville, a high-security facility in California; serving a 60-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2016. Convicted in connection with a 1981 bank robbery and shootout during which Brink's Guard Peter Paige, as well as Sergeant Edward O'Grady and Police Officer Waverly Brown of the Nyack Police Department in New York State, were killed. Shakur is the stepfather of late rapper Tupac Shakur.[26]
Shah, Wali Khan AminWali Khan Amin Shah 42799-054 Currently being held at USP Marion, a medium-security facility in Illinois; serving a 30-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2022. Al-Qaeda operative; convicted in 1996 of terrorism conspiracy in connection with Project Bojinka, a foiled plot devised by senior Al-Qaeda member Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to bomb twelve passenger planes over the Pacific Ocean in a 48-hour period.[27]
Murad, AbdulAbdul Murad 37437-054 Transferred to the Federal Correctional Institution, Terre Haute, a medium-security facility in Indiana; serving a life sentence. Al-Qaeda operative; convicted in 1996 of terrorism conspiracy in connection with planning Project Bojinka, a foiled plot conceived by senior Al-Qaeda member Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to bomb twelve planes over the Pacific Ocean in a 48-hour period.[28][29]
Matta-Ballesteros, JuanJuan Matta-Ballesteros 37671-133 Transferred to the United States Penitentiary, Florence, a high-security facility located in the same complex as ADX; serving a life sentence under the name Juan Ramon Matta-Lopez. Drug trafficker convicted of involvement in the 1985 kidnapping and murder of Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique Camarena.[30]
Khallafalla, FaresFares Khallafalla 34856-054 Transferred to the United States Penitentiary, Marion, a medium-security facility in Illinois; serving a 30-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2019. Follower of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman; convicted in 1995 of seditious conspiracy and terrorism conspiracy for planning to bomb high-profile targets in New York City as part of the foiled New York City landmark bomb plot. Several accomplices are serving sentences in other federal facilities.[31]
Paracha, UzairUzair Paracha 54896-054 Transferred to the Federal Correctional Institution, Terre Haute, a medium-security facility in Indiana; serving a 30-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2029. Convicted of providing material and financial support to Al-Qaeda member Majid Khan, who was planning terrorist bombings in Maryland.[32] Khan is currently being held at the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba.
Casso, AnthonyAnthony Casso 16802-050 Transferred to the Federal Community Corrections Facility in Minneapolis; serving 13 life sentences plus 455 years. Former underboss of the Lucchese Crime Family; apprehended in 1993 after 30 months on the run; subsequently pleaded guilty to murder, murder conspiracy and racketeering. Placed in the Federal Witness Protection Program, but was subsequently removed from the program due to multiple violations of program rules.[33][34]
Rizzuto, VitoVito Rizzuto 04307-748 Released and deported to Canada after completing 10 year sentence Boss of Montreal's Rizzuto crime family, an offshoot of New York's Bonanno crime family. Was indicted in 2003 by a Brooklyn federal grand jury for his role in the 1981 gangland killings made famous by Donnie Brasco, as well as on charges of racketeering conspiracy and loansharking. Arrested in Montreal in 2004 and extradited to the United States in 2006, he pled guilty in 2007 as part of a plea bargain. Rizzuto was released in October 2012 and deported back to Canada.

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