Dylann Roof's psychiatric exam was released

Dylann Roof enters a courtroom last year. File/Grace Beahm/Staff

Dylann Roof, the self-avowed white supremacist who killed nine black parishioners in a massacre at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church, is now on federal death row.

Prison records show Roof was being housed at the United States Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana as of Saturday morning. The facility is where federal death row inmates are housed and executed.

Roof was transferred Friday afternoon from the Al Cannon Detention Center in North Charleston, where he had been held since his arrest after the June 2015 church shooting.

The move came 11 days after the 23-year-old pleaded guilty to nine counts of murder in state court and received life sentences without parole, effectively wrapping up local court proceedings in his prosecution.

The U.S. Marshals Service took custody of the convicted killer from Eastover around 1:15 p.m. Friday, according to jail records and confirmation from Lt. Rita Avila Zelinsky of the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.

A jury in December convicted Roof on 33 federal charges, including hate crimes, and sentenced him to death.

Roof is now the 63rd inmate awaiting execution on federal death row. The last federal execution was carried out in 2003.

Reporter Andrew Knapp contributed to this story. Reach Caitlin Byrd at 843-937-5590 and follow her on Twitter @MaryCaitlinByrd.

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Caitlin Byrd is a political reporter at The Post and Courier and author of the Palmetto Politics newsletter. Before moving to Charleston in 2016, her byline appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times. To date, Byrd has won 17 awards for her work.