Monday, May 08, 2006

Moussaoui Tries to Recant Plea Upon Learning that There Is Little Opportunity to Be Anally Raped in a Supermax Prison

Convicted 9/11 conspirator Zacharias Moussaoui is having buyer's remorse:

Less than a week after he was jailed for life over the September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda plotter Zacarias Moussaoui submitted a motion asking to withdraw his guilty plea so he can have a new trial.

"Moussaoui wishes to withdraw his guilty plea because when he entered the plea his 'understanding of the American legal system was completely flawed'," his lawyers said in the motion.

Moussaoui said in an affadavit "I now see that it is possible that I can receive a fair trial" in the United States.

He no doubt came to this realization when he read the wikipedia entry for "supermax prison," and found that he was under the same mistaken assumption as I was when I wrote this. Indeed, according to wikipedia, life in a supermax facility for the latently homosexual wannabe terrorist is pretty much like being single in Des Moines:

In Supermax prisons, prisoners are generally allowed out of their cells for only an hour a day; often they are kept in solitary confinement. They receive their meals through "food ports" in the doors of their cells. Prisoners are given no work and very little access to leisure activities, though some categories of prisoner are allowed to have a television. When Supermax inmates are allowed to exercise, this may take place in a small, enclosed area where the prisoner will exercise alone. Prisoners are under constant surveillance, usually with closed-circuit television cameras.

KAR regrets the error. But probably not as much as Moussaoui does.

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