What Do James `` Whitey `` And `` Capone, Capone And George Celino ' Machine Gun Kelly

1034 Words Nov 1st, 2016 5 Pages
What do James “Whitey” Bulger, Al “Scarface” Capone, and George Celino “Machine Gun Kelly” Barnes all have in common? The first thing that comes to mind is they are all leaders of Crime families and gangs, but they were all prisoners of Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary. Alcatraz is one of the most famous prisons in the country if not the world for what happened there and for its notorious prisoners. “The Escape of Alcatraz”, the LSD trails, and the life on “Uncle Sam’s Devil Island” are all important parts of the history of the prison. This island had the worst of the worst and it spread everyone crazy to each other and greatly hurt the mental state of the inmates who made parole. Alcatraz was originally made as a military prison in the 1860’s and was turned into a maximum security prison in 1934. It was operational till 1963 when funding was cut to the decaying prison. (Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, 2016) Its true design was for inmates who were always causing trouble in other Federal prisons. It was said if you were sent there you had no hope for rehabilitation. They were sent from all over the country from places like Atlanta, Georgia, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. (Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, 2016) The first batch of inmates arrived 1934 escorted by multiple FBI agents and U.S. Marshals. Security was so high that the guards and their families lived on the island so they could always have enough coverage. (Correctional Officers, n.d.)…

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