John Walker Lindh, the American serving a 20-year sentence for helping the Taliban, has been transferred to a federal prison in Victorville, authorities confirmed Wednesday.
Lindh, 21, arrived at the medium-security Federal Correctional Institution on Saturday, under guard by federal marshals. He had been held at a federal lockup in Virginia.
Lindh was sentenced to 20 years in prison in October after pleading guilty to supplying services to the Taliban during the war in Afghanistan and carrying explosives in commission of a felony.
At the prison in the San Bernardino County desert community, he will be housed with 1,656 inmates, said Traci Billingsley, a U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman. "Most inmates are required to work during the day, in food service, plumbing, groundskeeping or painting, something like that," Billingsley said.