FLORENCE, Colo. - An inmate suspected of killing a corrections officer at a federal prison in northeastern Pennsylvania has been transferred to the federal Supermax prison here in Colorado.
The Citizens' Voice reports authorities say 36-year-old Jessie Con-ui was moved Friday from the high-security federal prison in Allenwood to the facility in Florience. A Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman would not give a reason for the transfer.
Officials say Con-ui is the suspect in the Feb. 25 killing of Corrections Officer Eric Williams, who was working in a housing unit at the federal prison in Wayne County when an inmate using a homemade weapon attacked him.
Con-ui had been jailed for his role in an Arizona drug-trafficking operation. He was scheduled to complete the sentence in September and would have been returned to Arizona to serve a life term for a 2002 murder.
Other prisoners housed at Supermax include:
- Ted Kaczynski, a.k.a. the Unabomber, serving a life sentence for a deadly mail bombing spree
- Terry Nichols, convicted of helping carrying out the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing
- Ramzi Yousef, the man convicted of leading the 1993 World Trade Center attacks
- Eric Rudolph, who bombed an abortion clinic
- Former FBI agent Robert Hanssen, for passing classified information to Russia
Supermax is offically called Florence ADX, the Administrative Maximum facility. It houses offenders requiring the tightest controls, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.