From bikers to terrorists, supermax prisons are a holding pen for the country's worst nightmares.
Reporters don't seem to be sure whether or not the convicted 21-year-old shed a single tear, but his life could depend on it.
"I do believe there's another side of you, a side that this court views as evil," the judge said in sentencing the one-eyed, handless imam.
After a controversial extradition, UK citizen Talha Ahsan spent eight years in US prisons for terrorism charges. He's about to be freed.