Whitey Bulger at Alcatraz
News of notorious gangster Whitey Bulger’s capture is beyond front page news in Boston. It’s the only news, in fact, that greeted anyone who might have glanced at their Boston Globe this morning, with no less than eight Bulger-related articles highlighted on the front page.
But one chapter in the Bulger story was written locally, in a sense. Bulger took up residence, albeit involuntarily, at Alcatraz from 1959 – 1963, part of a nine-year stretch for a string of armed robberies. Here’s his mug shot at The Rock.
According to the article, Bulger said that Carnes had taken him under his wing at Alcatraz, and when Carnes died, Bulger had his body exhumed from a “pauper’s grave” outside a Missouri prison hospital and sent to a burying ground on Choctaw land in Oklahoma.
What a sweetheart.