Ross Ulbricht, the alleged `Dread Pirate Roberts´, was suddenly transferred to another location on Thursday. The move happened without warning or notice. Family members went to pay him a visit, and they discovered he was no longer at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York.
Soon after the family realized what happened, they tweeted Ross was no longer there. It took until the next day before they realized he was being transferred to another correctional unit. Ross finally called and let them know he was being moved. The tweet read: "Ross called. So happy to hear from him. He's at OK City Fed'l Transfer Ctr being designated to a prison. He's in good spirits."
A followup tweet illustrated the family's concern for Ross, suggesting that he could be moved to a more violent or dangerous prison.
A Brief History of Ross Ulbricht and the Silk Road
For anyone who is unfamiliar with the case — and why it is important for many in the bitcoin community — Ross was arrested in San Francisco on October 1, 2013, for allegedly running the online darknet marketplace called Silk Road. He was accused of being the Dread Pirate Roberts, the individual/individuals who created and managed the business.