‘American Taliban’ Lindh released from prison after 17 years
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The California man who became known as the "American Taliban" after his capture on an Afghanistan battlefield in late 2001 has been released from prison. John Walker Lindh, 38, was released Thursday from the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, according to the federal Bureau of Prisons.Lindh spent more than 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing support to the Taliban.