Theodore Kaczynski, a terrorist nicknamed the Unabomber, was found dead in a North Carolina prison. The cause of death is still unknown. Kachinsky was 81 years old. It is reported by Associated Press with reference to the press secretary of the Federal Department of Prisons Christy Breshers. According to her, he was found unconscious in his cell early on Saturday morning and was pronounced dead around 8 am. Prior to his transfer to a prison medical facility, he had been held at Supermax Federal Prison in Florence, Colorado since May 1998, when he was sentenced to four life sentences plus 30 years for a 17-year campaign of terror.
Kaczynski is a mathematical genius who entered Harvard at the age of 16. By the age of 30, he became disillusioned with industrial society and moved to a cabin without electricity and running water in the wilderness of Montana. Between 1978 and the mid-1990s, Kaczynski mailed 16 bomb packages to universities and airlines. As a result of the explosions of these bombs, 3 people were killed and 23 were injured.
In September 1995, he forced the Washington Post, in conjunction with The New York Times, to publish his 35,000-word manifesto, Industrial Society and Its Future, which argued that modern society and technology were leading to a sense of human powerlessness. He explained that his bombs were an extreme but necessary measure to draw attention to the process of reducing human freedom in society due to modern technology requiring large-scale organization.
This manifesto led to his capture. Kaczynski's brother and his wife recognized the writing style and told the FBI who was behind the bombings. In April 1996, authorities found him in a 3-by-4-meter plywood and concrete shack outside of Lincoln, Montana. The hut was filled with magazines, a coded diary, explosives, and two ready-made bombs.
The search for the Unabomber has become one of the longest and most costly operations in the United States. The terrorist had a strong impact on the life of the whole country - in July 1995, air traffic stopped on the entire west coast of the United States, people stopped flying on planes, there were problems with the postal service - people stopped sending and picking up parcels.