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Unsealed Unabomber Psychiatric Report

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Unsealed Unabomber Psychiatric Report

On September 11, a federal judge in California unsealed a 47-page psychiatric report on Theodore Kaczynski, the admitted Unabomber. Prepared by Sally C. Johnson, a Bureau of Prisons doctor, the January1998 report is a remarkable account of Kaczynski's madness. The following excerpts from Johnson's report include Kaczynski describing how he once considered a sex change, dreamed of killing psychiatrists, and failed to maintain relationships with women. In addition, Kaczynski speaks of his prison suicide attempt (hanging by underwear). (12 pages)