Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is suing the federal government for $250,000 over his treatment inside the Colorado supermax prison where he is serving a life sentence — claiming his baseball cap was confiscated and he has been restricted to only three showers a week, according to a new report.
In the handwritten suit, Tsarnaev accused guards and the warden at the Federal Correctional Complex Florence — called the “Alcatraz of the Rockies” — of being “unlawful, unreasonable and discriminatory,” The Boston Herald reported.
His treatment, he alleged, has made him so anxious that it is contributing to his “mental and physical decline.”
The 26-year-old claimed that prison guards confiscated his baseball cap and bandana “because, by wearing [the cap], I was ‘disrespecting’ the FBI and the victims” of the April 15, 2013, bombing, according to the report.
“There is no proof and no evidence to support [the] false accusation,” Tsarnaev wrote in the eight-page lawsuit.
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