Notorious mob boss James ‘Whitey’ Bulger found dead in federal prison

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Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was found dead at a federal prison in West Virginia on Tuesday.

According to WBOY, the notorious New England crime boss was just moved to USP Hazelton, a high-security penitentiary.

The 89-year-old was being held at a prison in Florida before he was sent to a prison transfer facility in Oklahoma and then on to the prison in West Virginia.

Bulger was convicted in 2013 of participating in 11 murders stretching from Massachusetts to Florida to Oklahoma. He was serving two life sentences.

WBOY reports a man was killed at the prison Tuesday morning, but the name of the prisoner was not immediately released.

An American Federation of Government Employees union president said it appears the inmate was murdered.

In the last seven months, three inmates have been killed at the facility. The American Federation of Government Employees has been making its concerns about staffing at the facility known to local media and the West Virginia congressional delegation.

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