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Ross Ulbricht: Silk Road founder shifted to another high security prison

Ross Ulbricht, the founder of the Silk Road, the online black market which was best known for selling illegal drugs has been shifted to another high-security prison. Ross Ulbricht is currently serving a double life sentence along with 40 years in prison without parole.


Why is Ross Ulbricht being shifted?

According to the authorities, the prison where Ulbricht is being shifted is quite safer than the previous prisons he has been in. From the start of his prison days, Ross Ulbricht has been transferred to quite a few prisons. The current prison has been proposed by Katherine Bolan Forrest, the judge who is overseeing the case.


The tale:

The prison journey of Ross Ulbricht started from Metropolitan Correctional Center, New York where Ross was kept during his trial. After this Ross was shifted to USP Florence High, Colorado. He was again shifted to USP Tucson, Arizona from there. This would be the fourth time that Ross will be transferred to yet another prison.

Ross Ulbricht has been accused of money laundering, computer hacking, and conspiracy to traffic narcotics with the start of the Silk Road. However, Ross had created the Silk Road with the aim of creating a free marketplace where users can easily transact with each other. There was no intention of causing hurt to anyone. The website was launched in 2010 and was shut down by the federal authorities in 2013 when Ross was arrested from a library in San Francisco. Ross is accused of being the founder of Silk Road.

The family members and supporters of Ross Ulbricht are wishing that Ross shall be moved to a non-high security prison and he shall not be considered a threat or a dangerous criminal. The family is fighting to get Ross’s sentence reduced and have been continuously trying to gather people’s attention towards the injustice that Ross Ulbricht has been facing from years. The supporters of Ross have been coming up in large numbers to sign the petition on Change.org which has a target of 150,000 signatures.

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