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    Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been transferred to a maximum security prison in the US state of Colorado, local media reported.

    NEW YORK (Sputnik) — The US prison in Florence is an administrative maximum security facility that is reserved for inmates who are deemed most dangerous.

    US media has labeled the prison the “Alcatraz of the Rockies.”

    “Tsarnaev moved to federal prison in Florence, Colorado today via US Bureau of Prisons,” CBS Boston reporter Andrea Courtois said via her personal social media account on Thursday.

    Tsarnaev was transferred after being sentenced to death on Wednesday by a US judge. He was found guilty of 30 charges for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that left three people dead and injured more than 260.

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has admitted that he and his older brother Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout with police four days after the Marathon attack, were responsible for the bombings.

    Although the US state of Massachusetts does not have the death penalty, the charges against Tsarnaev were federal, which allows for execution by lethal injection at an undetermined time in the future.

    Courtroom sketch of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
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    Courtroom sketch of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
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