CNN helped viewers visualize Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s life in a 10-by-10-foot prison cell by pitching a small party tent outside Federal Medical Center Devens in Massachusetts on Monday.
Throughout the day, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer returned to Don Lemon for live updates from the tent.
“We just happen to have a tent that’s 10 by 10,” Lemon explained.
The small canopy contained several packing containers with a sheet and a pillow to simulate a prison bed, a small table, yellow tape as walls around the cell and a white piece of cloth representing Tsarnaev’s food slot. There was gray box sitting in the corner of the tent where a toilet might be.
“People who are watching are saying if he is guilty, this is probably too big for him,” Lemon explained as a loud dump truck throttled by.
Watch this video from CNN’s Newsroom, broadcast April 29, 2013.