VIDEO: The Man Who Sent The President Ricin

“This is KC & I approve this video,” he says on his You Tube page, echoing the sign-off his ricin letters to the president and the senator. He might be a lousy bioterrorist, but he’s not a bad honky tonk singer. Well, he’ll have a captive audience for the next rest of his life.

RELATED: Associated Press, quoting an FBI agent, separately identified the suspect as Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, of Corinth, Mississippi [PICTURED, BELOW RIGHT]. The letter to Obama was intercepted at an office away from the White House, where all mail to the president is subjected to a rigorous screening process. The letter arrived on Tuesday, the same day that a letter addressed to US senator Roger Wicker, also thought to contain ricin, was intercepted by the mail room at the Congress. Another senator, Richard Shelby, was also the subject of an investigation after he was reported to have received a suspicious letter. Officials said the letter to Wicker was postmarked Memphis, Tennessee. An FBI intelligence bulletin obtained by the Associated Press quoted from the letters sent to Obama and Wicker. “To see a wrong and not expose it is to become a silent partner to its continuance.” Both were signed: “I am KC and I approve this message.” MORE

RELATED: Facebook posts made by Curtis on his fan site – Kevin Curtis Live (KC) – paint a picture of a man obsessed with conspiracies, and obsession that apparently alienated him from his family. “My mother wants me to SHUT UP. My brothers fear me. My sister hates me. My cousins have hostility towards me (they work in healthcare) I have lost most of my friends,” wrote Curtis early Wednesday morning. “I have spent more than $130,000.00 on legal fee’s in 13.5 yrs. They burned down my home, killed my dogs, my cat, my rabbit, blew up my 1966 Plymouth Valiant. They destroyed my marriage, they distracted my career, they stalked, they trolled, they came in to my home, took my computers, had me arrested 22 times and guess what? I am still a thorn in their corrupt anals! I will remain here until Jesus Christ decides it’s time for me to go.” The Facebook rant continues with Curtis claiming he is on the front lines of a hidden war against the mafia and a black market organs harvesting scheme. MORE

RELATED: It’s not hard to produce ricin. “The technology for making it is low enough that literally any crank working in his basement can create a ricin preparation of some sort,” Jonathan Tucker, a biological weapons expert with the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, the Washington Post in 2004. Someone can be poisoned with ricin by inhaling the powder or a mist of dissolved ricin. Ricin is potent. “The purified toxin from a single castor bean, , is lethal enough to kill at least a thousand people given an effective delivery system,” Deborah Blum for Wired. There is currently no antidote for ricin poisoning. MORE

RELATED: The Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, is home to a who’s who of criminals. “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski and “Shoe Bomber” Richard Reid. Ramzi Yousef, who plotted the 1993 World Trade Center attack lives there, behind the miles of barbed wire and steel in a tiny cell deep inside the flagship facility. Supermax prisons, with their notorious isolation wards are not without detractors. Critics call them inhumane. Several states have been sued, most often citing the Eight Amendment ban on “cruel and unusual punishment.” In 2005, supermax inmates in Ohio won a U.S. Supreme Court case, using the 14th Amendment’s right to “due process.” The court ruled that isolation constitutes an atypical hardship and agreed that inmates have the right to appeal before prison officials can place an inmate in isolation. Olympic Park bomber Eric Rudolph is another Florence supermax inmate. In 2006, Rudolph wrote to a letter to a newspaper saying that being confined to isolation was driving him insane. “It is a closed-off world designed to isolate inmates from social and environmental stimuli, with the ultimate purpose of causing mental illness and chronic physical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis, he told The Gazette of Colorado Springs. MORE