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October 30th 2018. Whitey Dead in Prison. The Final Chapter.
« on: October 31, 2018, 07:09:07 AM »
This was not your ordinary murderer serving a couple of life sentences.....this was Whitey Bulger.   If you are not from Boston you probably will not understand.  Whitey was one tough cookie back in the day, as mean and vicious a hoodlum as there ever was, but in 2018 he was 89; a tired, sick, old man with a bad heart in a wheelchair, a shadow of his former self and he knew it.

They kept Whitey in a protective environment in several maximum security prisons since he was arrested in 2011 because authorities knew full well what would happen if he were in general population.  He was an informer and an abuser of women - he killed two with his bare hands.  In the prison culture that is about as low as you can be, along with sex offenders and child molesters.  They were supposed to be transferring him to a medical facility so how did he end in a maximum security place like USP Hazleton?  This prison was well known to be seriously understaffed and there were already two murders there this year; this was number three.

They said Whitey asked to be put in general population.  I wonder about that too.  Whitey spent fifteen years of his life inside some pretty tough joints, including Alcatraz, and certainly knew what would happen to him in population.   And it did, the very first night he was there. 

The guy who allegedly cancelled Whitey?s ticket, Fotios, ?Freddie? Geas, was a hitman from Springfield Massachusetts doing life for his involvement in killing a mob boss.  Freddie hated informers; he and his brother were convicted on one?s testimony. Some time between 6:00AM and 8:00AM Geas and two of his accomplices wheeled Whitey in his wheelchair to a spot where the security cameras couldn?t see and they beat him to death with a padlock wrapped in a sock.  They beat him so hard that it is said they dislodged his eyeballs.  The guards found him at 8:20 in his cell wrapped in a blanket bleeding profusely.  One report said he was ?unrecognizable?.  They called the emergency responders but it was too late; Whitey was dead.

Now in the prison culture Freddie Geas will be known as the guy who capped Whitey and will rule any prison he is in for the rest of his life.

Whitey Bulger was a fugitive at large for sixteen years living the good life in Santa Monica California while everyone was looking all over the world for him.  When they finally caught him he was in the limelight for over two years.  His trial courtroom was packed.  I am sure Whitey loved every minute of it.  In 2013 when he was sentenced to two life terms at age 84 he just laughed because everyone knew Whitey really had gotten away with it.

Whitey?s attorney, J.W. Carney Jr., stated that Bulger had been sentenced to life in prison, but "as a result of the decisions made by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, that sentence has been changed to the death penalty."  Was he ?executed? as attorney Carney suggests or perhaps the old fox was committing suicide by requesting he be put in general population?  Either way Whitey Bulger died as he lived....violently.  It is the final chapter in the Whitey Bulger saga.  He beat the system again.

However there are questions that need to be answered about Whitey?s demise.  Who at the Bureau of Prisons decided to put him in a seriously understaffed maximum security prison that already had two murders this year in a general population cellblock with a couple of  mob hitmen from Massachusetts doing life sentences with a pathological hatred for informers when he should have been in the protective environment of a hospital environment for elderly and ailing inmates which is essentially what Whitey was.  Was he just such a pain in the ass that they wanted to get rid of him?  It soesn?t matter how horrible someone?s crimes were when they put them in prison the authoritieshave an obligation to keep them safe.  The BoP failed miserably on this.

You can?t make this shit up!  The Whitey we knew would have loved it.

Postscript:  There have been at least eighteen books written about Whitey Bulger, more than about any other criminal in history with the possible exception of Al Capone and John Dillinger.  In my opinion the best are:

1:  MOST WANTED: Whitey Bulger by Thomas Foley (retired Superintendent, Mass State Police)

2:  WHITEY BULGER by Kevin Cullen and Sheila Murphy (BOSTON GLOBE reporters)

3:  BLACK MASS by Dick Lehr and Gerard O?Neill

4:  BRUTAL: THE UNTOLD STORY by Kevin Weeks and Phylis Karas