The Unabomber, also known as Theodore John Kaczynski, was a domestic terrorist who sent 16 mail bombs over a period of 17 years, killing 3 people and injuring 23. Kaczynski's bombings targeted universities, airlines, and other technological institutions. His goal was to bring about a revolution against the industrial society he saw as corrupt.
Born in 1942, Kaczynski was a brilliant math student who was accepted to Harvard at the age of 16. He later transferred to the University of Michigan, where he earned his Ph.D. in mathematics. Kaczynski became increasingly disillusioned with the modern world and its technological advances. In 1969, he moved to a remote cabin in the woods of Montana, where he began constructing bombs.
In 1995, Kaczynski's brother recognized the handwriting in the Unabomber's manifesto (which had been published in the press) and alerted the authorities. Kaczynski was arrested in 1996 and sentenced to life in prison without parole. He is currently incarcerated at the ADX Florence supermax prison in Colorado.