Brooklyn rapper, Ra Diggs (government name Ronald Herron) has found out where he will be spending the rest of his natural life. Sentenced to three life terms, Ra Diggs has been ordered to be locked away at the Supermax Florence ADX, in Colorado, known as “the nation’s most secure prison.”
Ra Diggs’ triple life sentence, on various charges, is actually a reduction. When he was sentenced in April, we wrote:
Ra Diggs, government name, Ronald Herron was buried by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis, who gave him 12 consecutive life sentences plus 105 years. Ra Diggs was labeled as the high-ranking leader of the Murderous Mad Dawgs, a Brooklyn Blood said to be controlling the cocaine and heroin trades in the Gowanus and Wyckoff Houses in the Boerum Hill neighborhood. According to the New York Times, “Mr. Herron was convicted after one day of jury deliberations in June 2014 on 21 counts, including three murders, racketeering and drug trafficking.”
ADX Florence is home to some of the most dastardly criminals in the world, including numerous terrorists (a label law enforcement has put on Ra Diggs). The NY Daily News reports:
Herron’s neighbors at the prison called a “clean version of hell” by a former warden, now include a who’s who of evildoers such as 1993 World Trade Center Ramzi Yousef; Unabomber Ted Kaczynski; Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols, the “shoe bomber,” Richard Reid; and cop killer Howard (Pappy) Mason…
The conditions of confinement at Supermax, also known as Florence ADX, are almost total isolation with virtually no contact with fellow inmates. Prison guards closely monitor inmates’ communications with the outside world to prevent murderous messages from getting out from behind the cinderblock walls.
The decision was made to confine Ra Diggs in such an environment due to his alleged history of threatening witnesses. At his sentencing in April, Assistant Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Shreve Ariail said, “His reach even in jail is extraordinary,”
On Friday, Raphael Gonzalez, a former associate of Ra Diggs, who was arrested five years ago and facing life, was sentenced to time served for his cooperation in the trial. “He put his life at risk to make sure a predator [Herron] without any decency or humanity, is in a place where he can’t hurt anyone,” said Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis.