Bombing Suspect Moved To Federal Prison

Boston Marathon Bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev was released from the hospital over night and is now at a Federal Prison:

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been transferred from Boston’s Beth Israel Medical Center, where he’d been since his arrest a week ago, to a prison at Fort Devens, Mass., the U.S. Marshals Service said Friday.

The facility, about 40 miles west of Boston, is on the decommissioned Fort Devens U.S. Army base, and treats federal prisoners and detainees who require specialized long-term medical or mental health care.

The 19-year-old Tsarnaev is recovering from a gunshot wound to the throat and other injuries suffered during his attempted getaway.

There had been reports all week that several of the families of victims who were also staying at Beth Israel were bothered by Tsarnaev’s presence at the hospital but, obviously, he would not have been moved if he were not medically up to being transported.

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