Residents of the Florence ADMAX by Egantx7

Champion(s):

WellsW
If you ain't first, you're last


Runner(s)-Up:

PolinskyL
If you're gonna procrastinate, do it right

CarterBurke
Maybe we can build a fire, sing a couple of songs, huh? Why don't we try that?


Quiz Description

United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility (ADMAX) is located in Fremont County, Colorado, not too far from the town of Florence. It is called "The Alcatraz of the Rockies", because this facility is home to what one person described as those who have no hope of rehabilitation, and have shown no concern for human life (though it is also the ultimate destination for those with a talent for escaping other prisons). One former warden called it a cleaner version of Hell. Thus, a large percentage of the celebrities housed here are those involved in organized crime who must be forcibly separated from their criminal enterprises, terrorists, those with repeated escape attempts from other prisons, and those who have committed high treason against the nation that resulted in the loss of life. Existence is in perpetual solitary confinement, with almost no privileges. Some have said that this facility is not only to separate the worst of the worst from society, but to make sure they slowly go mad as the years go by (which has prompted everything from lawsuits, hunger strikes, and a few suicides). Answer these 12 questions about some of the more notorious residents of this fortress designed to house the most horrible criminals in the United States.

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Questions:

Jeff Fort, founder of the Blackstone Rangers (later the El Rukn street gang) can not only claim that he was the only street gang member to be invited to Richard Nixon's inauguration, but perhaps the only street gang leader in history to be subpoenaed to appear before Congress to explain how grant money they had given the gang was apparently being misused (you read all of that correctly). Fort also got convicted for taking money from this government to commit terrorist acts, though theft of uranium was not part of the charges Fort ever faced. Name this nation that saw a regime change in October 2011.

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Libya

Another famous resident from Chicago's South Side is Larry Hoover. Hoover was one of the founders of the Gangster Disciples, and was running them from his prison cell in Illinois when he was arrested by federal agents in his prison cell for crimes he was continuing to commit. Hoover was a believer in team work, and before he was incarcerated, helped to band together many smaller gangs under this banner group, a group that was often opposed by "People Nation". Often represented by devils' horns and pitchforks, name this "nation" of affiliated gangs.

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Folk(s Nation)

Thomas Silverstein's murder of a guard at the federal penitentiary in Marion, Illinois led to the creation of ADX Florence. He currently holds the U.S. record for solitary confinement by a federal prisoner, having been held in solitary since 1983. He is one of the co-leaders of this gang which accounts for the largest number of prison murders in the federal system. Name this gang that was an important plot point in the film American History X.

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Aryan Brotherhood

Noshir Gowadia is spending the rest of his life in prison for selling secrets to the Chinese. A design engineer, back in the 1970s, Gowadia helped develop the engine systems for this bomber, the plans for which he turned over to the Chinese. Also known as Spirit identify this Northrop-Grumman aircraft which was the bomber analog to the F-117 Nighthawk fighter (we need the alpha-numeric designation, not a description of its capabilities).

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B-2

While there is suspicion that Eric Rudolph carried out medical clinic bombings on behalf of the Army of God terrorist group, he has claimed to not be associated with any Christian groups. Richard Jewell was initially suspected of Rudolph's most infamous crime, and he was arrested seven years later as a suspected burglar by a rookie cop who had no idea who he was arresting. Identify the city where, on 27 July 1996, Rudolph detonated a bomb injuring 111 and directly killing 1 (one more died of a heart attack while rushing to aide the victims).

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Atlanta, Georgia

This man is currently serving a life sentence for the involuntary murder of 8 federal officers and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction. He is also waiting to serve 161 consecutive life sentences for 160 counts of first degree murder and one count of fetal murder (which Guinness has certified as a world record). Its debatable if this man got off easier than his fellow co-conspirator who died of lethal injection in 2001. Identify this man who was convicted thanks to the testimony of friend Michael Fortier, but escaped the death penalty given to Timothy McVeigh, mostly because he was at home in Kansas when the bomb he helped construct was detonated by McVeigh in front of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on 19 April 1995.

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Terry Nichols

This man twice filed court motions referring to John Ashcroft as a "Slave of Satan". Osama Bin Laden said that this man was innocent of charges, because he was still in flight training when the events of 9-11-01 took place. It is this man's trial where the conspiracy theory that the Saudi government may have had a hand in 9-11 comes from, and a breakdown in the FBI was discovered when warnings from field agents to their superiors about this man were largely ignored. Identify this French citizen/al-Queda operative, sometimes called "Hijacker 20", who was the first person convicted of conspiracy as part of he 9-11-01 terrorist attacks. (edited at 10:00 pm, November 16, 2015 (EST))

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Zacarias Moussaoui

In 2009, this man went on a protest hunger strike, and as such was force fed until he chose to stop. A career criminal, one story says that he converted to Islam to get better prison food. Born in London, this man came to notoriety when, on American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris to Miami, he attempted to detonate explosives concealed in his shoe, (something made difficult from wicks that were wet from walking through water and/or sweat) earning this man the sobriquet "The Shoe Bomber". Identify this not too bright al-Queda operative who is serving three consecutive life sentences plus an additional 110 years in prison, without possibility of parole.

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Richard Reid

If this guy were allowed to hang his diplomas on his prison cell wall, they would include his BS from Harvard and his PhD from Michigan, and he might have some UCLA posters since he was a professor there for two years in the late 1960s. There is some legit suspicion he went off the rails after being subjected to psychological experiments at Harvard, but nonetheless. Some of his packages were sent to the heads of Boeing and United Airlines, but most ended up at places like Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Cal-Berkeley and the University of Illinois of Chicago. Identify this Evergreen Park, Illinois native who once lived in a Unabomber style shack in Montana while sending bombs through the mail to people, mostly because he actually was the Unabomber.

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Theodore Kaczynski

The good news for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is that unlike some of these inmates, he will likely not live out his days going slowly mad at the Florence ADMAX facility. The bad news is that he will stay here until he is transferred to the Terre Haute, Indiana facility where he will sit on death row awaiting his execution. Tsarnaev is currently incarcerated for a series of crimes carried out in and around what major U.S. city, after being discovered in a boat by the boat's owner after one of the largest curfews in U.S. history had expired.

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Boston

This man grew up in northwest Chicago, attending Taft HS at the same time as Jim Jacobs who would write the musical Grease about his carefree high school days. This man earned a chemistry degree from Knox College and an MBA from Northwestern, all the while studying Russian. After joining the FBI and moving to New York, this man took on a side job as spy for the USSR, where he spent the next 20 years passing on intelligence to first the Soviets, and later the Russians. Aldrich Ames was originally thought to be the only mole feeding the Soviets high level intelligence, which allowed this man to work for so long. This devout Catholic and member of Opus Dei was ultimately caught when an FBI agent recognized a George Patton inspired quote that this man had used before, on an audio tape of the mole purchased from a former KGB agent. Identify this former FBI agent who is serving 15 consecutive life sentences for devastating U.S. counter-intelligence efforts.

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Robert Hanssen

One former resident of Florence is Omar Abdel-Rahman, who is currently in North Carolina incarcerated in a special medical facility. This man was a leader of the Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, which carried out the Luxor Massacre, and issued a fatwa against Anwar Sadat prior to his death. He is more notorious for his conviction on seditious conspiracy in planning the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center. One of Abdel-Rahman's lawyers, Lynne Stewart, was sentenced to ten years in prison for providing material support to terrorism for passing along messages from Abdel-Rahman to his followers, and then perjuring herself during trial. By what two-word nickname is Abdel-Rahman known, one word which describes a medical condition, the other word an honorific title roughly meaning "leader".

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Blind Sheikh