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Boston suspect spends 23 hours a day in cell

Wearing a bright orange prison jumpsuit, Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev spends 23 hours a day alone inside a small cell in a high-security housing unit at a federal medical detention centre in Devens, Massachusetts, a prison spokesman said.

The only time Tsarnaev gets out of the tiny cell - estimated to measure 10-feet-by-10-feet - is for an hour of recreation every day.

Most of the other 1,000 inmates there are being held for drug, weapons or immigration offences. The 19-year-old Tsarnaev, who just weeks earlier was attending classes at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is there on charges of using a weapon of mass destruction.

Tsarnaev has had no visitors other than his lawyers since being moved to the prison hospital nearly two weeks ago. Even his uncle, Ruslan Tsarni, has not been allowed to see him because protocols required by the prison are not yet in place, prison spokesman John Colautti said.
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