Alexanda Kotey, a former British citizen who became a notorious terrorist and member of the ISIS cell called “The Beatles,” was serving a life sentence for the kidnap, torture, and murder of several western journalists and aid workers in Syria.
In 2021, Kotey pled guilty to eight criminal charges related to these abductions and murders that took place between 2012 and 2015. During his trial, Kotey accepted a plea deal to avoid serving out his sentence at the ADX Florence prison in Colorado, nicknamed the ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies.’
He was sentenced to life in prison and was being held at Pennsylvania’s high-security Canaan prison, ‘one of the most dangerous penitentiaries’ in the U.S. However, less than six months after his trial, he is listed as “not in BOP custody” on the prison system’s website.