Ted Kaczynski: Where Is The Unabomber Today?

As one of the most infamous terrorists, Ted Kaczynski spent 17 years mailing bombs to universities and airlines, per the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is most famously known as the Unabomber, a reference to the FBI's code name "UNABOM," which stands for UNiversity and Airline BOMbing and refers to his targets.

The descent of Kaczynski, a brilliant mathematics professor from the University of California at Berkeley, into a reclusive terrorist is one of the more fascinating cases of domestic terrorism. For experts, his manifesto, "Industrial Society and Its Future," provided a wealth of material that shed light on his motives and the causes of his dark turn against the foundations of modern society.

Today, Kaczynski remains behind bars for his crimes, which led to the deaths of two people and the injury of 23, Biography reported. According to an April report from The Independent Record, Kaczynski is currently held at ADX Florence, an FBI-headed supermax prison located in Colorado.

Ted Kaczynski continued his battle from behind bars

Given Ted Kaczynski's 17-year-long plot against modern society, it's no surprise that his days behind bars were at times spent battling against his captors. Per Biography, Kaczynski spent some time engaged in a legal battle to prevent his infamous Montana cabin from being auctioned for funds to give to his victims.

Yet, before he was imprisoned, Kaczynski appeared content to let his violent legacy speak for itself. He attempted suicide in January 1998, almost two years after he was arrested in 1996 but before going to trial. Per The Independent Record, he now lives his days in the "Alcatraz of the Rockies" alongside other infamous criminals like Mexican drug boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Despite his early struggles, a 2000 letter suggests that Kaczynski was adapting to prison life. "I consider myself to be in a (relatively) fortunate situation here," he wrote.