A Holiday Story to Break Your Heart.

Eric Rudolf isn’t happy in prison:

Rudolph, who hid out from authorities for five years in the woods of western North Carolina before being captured, says in correspondence with a Colorado newspaper that his surroundings at the Supermax prison are getting to him.

“It is a closed-off world designed to isolate inmates from social and environmental stimuli, with the ultimate purpose of causing mental illness and chronic physical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis,” he wrote in one letter to The Gazette of Colorado Springs.

Rudolph wrote that he spends 23 hours a day in his 7-by-12-foot cell, adding that his only exercise is in an enclosed area he described as a “large empty swimming pool” divided into “dog-kennel style cages.”

“Using solitary confinement, Supermax is designed to inflict as much misery and pain as is constitutionally permissible,” he wrote.

Doesn’t that just break your heart? How can we be so cruel, especially during the festive holiday season?


  1. Demonbeck says:

    All of the other inmates laugh and call him names. The guards never let him play any inmate games.

    How can they expect Rudolph, with his nose so bright – to guide Santa’s sleigh on Christmas night?

  2. jsm says:

    More of this kind of stuff should get out to the public, so that would-be criminals could see it and think twice about planning attacks on the public.

    Rudolph doesn’t deserve to be alive. So, in my eyes, he should feel fortunate to have the food, clothing, shelter, and one hour of exercise he gets.

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