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April 26th, 2013
04:55 PM ET

Bombing suspect housed in 'very basic cell' in prison hospital

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was transferred to the Devens Federal Medical Center, a prison hospital, early Friday morning.

U.S. Marshals brought Tsarnaev to the prison hospital in handcuffs, where he was put through the intake screening process. Tsarnaev was strip searched, and given psychological and medical evaluations.

Tsaraev then went through a social intake screening, where he was told of the rules of the facility. He was then fingerprinted, photographed, and an official took a DNA sample.

All of that material was then turned over to the FBI.

Because he is a high risk offender, Tsarnaev will be housed in a restricted section of the facility, in a basic cell with a steel door that has a slot to pass food through.

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