Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sent to Colorado Prison On Way to Death Row

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Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sent to a federal prison in Colorado, a preliminary stop on his way to his eventual home on death row.

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons told NBC affiliate WHDH in Boston Thursday that Tsarnaev was flown from the Federal Medical Center in Massachusetts to the Federal Correctional Institution in Florence, Colorado.

The Colorado penitentiary is not the infamous "supermax" prison where many of America's worst criminals, including several terrorists, are serving life sentences. The supermax, also known as ADX, is one of several other correctional facilities at the site in Florence.

Tsarnaev was formally sentenced to be executed for his role in the April 15, 2013 bombings on Wednesday.

Boston Marathon bomber DhzhokharTsarnaev listens in court during his sentencing hearing on June 24.Art Lien

He is expected to ultimately end up on federal death row at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Tom Winter and Jon Schuppe contributed.