Jerilyn Forsythe was a staffer in 5280‘s digital department from 2013 to 2019; during that time, she was instrumental in growing 5280.com‘s influence, audience, and content. From editing to SEO and digital production, she ensured the excellence of 5280’s digital articles, services packages and features, in addition to writing her own stories for the website and the magazine. Jerilyn’s personal essay, “My Father’s Final Gift” was part of a feature that won a National Magazine Award in the Personal Service category from the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2019. Currently on the road, Jerilyn continues to write for 5280 and other publications as a freelancer.
America’s only federal supermax prison is home to some of the world’s most dangerous criminals, including names you might recognize—Mexican kingpin El Chapo, Ted Kaczynski (aka the Unabomber), and Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Here, the infamous men you never knew resided in the Centennial State.