BOSTON, MA – APRIL 19: A note and a pair of shoes are left at the site of the second bomb along Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon prior to the start of the B.A.A. Tribute Run on April 19, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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The Boston Marathon bomber is reportedly suing the federal government over his alleged poor treatment in prison.
In the suit filed from his Colorado prison this week, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev claimed prison guards were unlawful, unreasonable and discriminatory. The now 26-year-old said his baseball cap was taken away and his showers were limited, which he alleged added to his “mental and physical decline.”
BOSTON, MA – JULY 10, 2013: In this handout image of security footage provided by the United States Attorneys Office, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is seen giving the middle finger to a security camera inside his jail cell three months after he was arrested in the terror attack July 10, 2013. Tsarnaev was convicted on 30 counts related to the 2013 bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line. (Photo by United States Attorneys Office via Getty Images)
Tsarnaev was sentenced to death for the 2013 bombings that killed three people, but an appeals court overturned the ruling and gave him a life sentence instead.
BOSTON – APRIL 16: Investigators in white jumpsuits work the crime scene on Boylston Street following yesterday’s bomb attack at the Boston Marathon April 16, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
He is seeking $250,000.