Court documents signed off on by Atty. Gen. Eric Holder provide a deeper look at alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in an effort to justify the imposition of harsh detention restrictions.
Suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is living in “nearly total isolation” and is under strict communication restrictions because the attorney general and FBI fear he might try to carry out or encourage another attack from prison, according to a court document filed by his lawyers.
His lawyers are now saying in a memo that the court-imposed restrictions are making it difficult to properly communicate with Tsarnaev and that they’re “impairing the ability of defense counsel to provide competent representation.”
That memo, released Wednesday, reveals what life behind bars is like for Tsarnaev:
- In respect to legal phone calls, no person, other than pre-cleared attorneys, paralegals, or investigators may participate in phone calls with Tsarnaev or even “listen to…
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