Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sues federal government over cap and limited showers in Colorado jail

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sued the federal government for $ 250,000 for his treatment in Colorado prison where he is serving a life sentence.

Tsarnaev, 26, calls his treatment in the handwritten complaint filed Monday “illegal, unreasonable and discriminatory.” He cites the confiscation of a white baseball cap and bandana he bought from the prison commissioner and a limit of three showers per week, The Boston Herald reported.

His treatment at the Florence Supermax Federal Correctional Complex is contributing to his “mental and physical decline,” he says in the lawsuit.

The trial was handed over to a judge, according to court records. The judge said on Tuesday that the deposit was insufficient because it did not include a “certified copy of the prisoner’s trust fund statement” and a deposit fee of $ 402.

An email requesting comment was left with the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Thursday.

Tsarnaev alleges that his cap and bandana were confiscated by prison guards “because in wearing it I” disrespected “the FBI and the victims” of the April 15, 2013 attack.

During the investigation, Tsarnaev was described by the police as a “white hat” when he was seen on surveillance video leaving the scene of the attacks.

Three people died and more than 260 people were injured at the scene when two pressure cooker bombs were set off near the finish line of the marathon.

Tsarnaev’s older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout with police three days later.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty and sentenced to death, but the death sentence was overturned last July by a federal appeals court which said the judge who oversaw the case failed to properly screen jurors for possible prejudices. This decision was appealed to the United States Supreme Court.

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