perhaps the jury really did reach a good decision
Bernard V. Kleinman, a New York lawyer who represents Yousef, said he is the only person allowed to visit his client. He said Yousef often spends days at a time without leaving his cell, declining an hour of solitary exercise time because of body-cavity searches performed before and after each session.
'Anybody who thinks the death penalty was more punishment than this doesn't know what it's like to live completely alone for the rest of your life,' Kleinman said. 'If they really wanted to punish him, the death penalty might have made sense politically, but spending the rest of his life in the [Admax] is about the worst you could do to him.'