While Tweeting (@ NB_Chris) the other day about the curious semiotics of the ongoing debate about whether the Guantanamo detainees should be relocated to the "Alcatraz of the Rockies" (properly know as the United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX) Florence, affectionately SUPERMAX), I decided to look and see if I could find any information about who is currently imprisoned there. And discovered a completely mind-blowing roster at the dedicated Wikipedia page. So as you read the debate unfolding in the daily news, consider whether the addition of KSM and co to this mix wouldn't make for the ultimate prison flick. Can you imagine this crew collaborating on a breakout? Casting the big screen version? Batman: Arkham ADX?
Omar Abdel-Rahman, "The Blind Sheik"
Ted Kaczynski, "The Unambomber"
Black Panther H. Rap Brown ("violence is as American as cherry pie)
Enron CFO Andy Fastow
John Walker Lindh, "the American Taliban"
Timithy McVeigh co-conspirator in the Oklahoma City bombing, Terry Nichols
FBI traitor Robert Hanssen
Zacarias Moussaoui, "the twentieth hijacker"
Mexican drug lord Francisco Javier Arellano Felix, aka "El Tigrillo"
Serial killer Michael Swango, the doctor who killed his patients
Shoe bomber Richard Reid
Japanese Red Army bomber Yu Kikumura*
John Gotti lieutenant Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano
Escape artist Richard Lee McNair
Abortion bomber and wilderness survivor Eric Rudolph
Lucchese crime family underboss Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso
Queens druglord Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff
White supremacist Matt Hale
World Trade Center bomber and Operation Bojinka plotter Ramzi Yousef
Down the street from SUPERMAX is the Colorado Prison Museum, which sells "inmate arts and crafts" in the gift shop. What I wouldn't pay to see what these guys come up with in wood shop.