Thomas Silverstein, a 67-year-old man serving multiple murder convictions has passed away, according to Greensboro Murder Attorney.
What’s remarkable is that Silverstein is thought to be the inmate who spent the longest time – literally decades – in solitary confinement, said Greensboro Murder Attorney. He had been in solitary since 1983 and had extremely limited contact with other people.
Silverstein first went to prison in 1978 for a robbery conviction, but was accused of killing an inmate. While his first conviction was overturned, he killed two other inmates and fatally stabbed a prison officer.
He apparently spent most of this time in the famed “Supermax” prison in Colorado and Leavenworth in Kansas.