Luis Felipe (gang leader)
|Other names||King Blood|
|Occupation||Former street gang leader|
|Criminal status||Imprisoned at ADX Florence supermax prison in Fremont County, Colorado|
|Criminal charge||Multiple counts of first-degree murder|
|Penalty||Life imprisonment plus 45 years without parole|
In 1995, he was convicted of ordering multiple murders from prison by writing to members of the Latin Kings on the outside. Judge John S. Martin Jr. sentenced him to life imprisonment plus 45 years. Furthermore, the judge added extraordinary conditions, surprising even prosecutors. Judge Martin said Felipe must serve the sentence in solitary confinement. He forbade him to write or be visited by anyone except his lawyer and close relatives, of whom Felipe has none. Finally, the judge said that he himself, rather than the Federal Bureau of Prisons, would control the case.
- Federal Prison Reform- Super Jail and Solitary Confinement Policy Esquire, March 2nd 2009,
- Testing the Limits of Punishment; Unusually Severe Life Sentence vs. Society's Need for Safety NY Times, October 26, 1997
- "Federal Bureau of Prisons". Bop.gov. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
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