Saturday April 27, 2013

AYER, Mass. (AP) -- The Boston Marathon bombing suspect is being held in a small cell with a steel door at a federal medical detention center about 40 miles outside the city.

A federal official describes the conditions under which 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is being held in the facility after being moved there from a hospital Friday.

Federal Medical Center Devens spokesman John Collauti says Tsarnaev is in secure housing where authorities can monitor him. His cell has a solid steel door with an observation window and a slot for passing food and medication.

Collauti won't discuss specific details related to Tsarnaev but says normally medical workers monitor the inmates. He says guards keep an eye on some cells with video cameras.

Tsarnaev's mother says the bombing allegations against him are lies.


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