Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Jailhouse Secrets of the CIA

Got it off the Bo$ton Globe grapevine: 

"On eve of Bulger auction, victims start to get share of seized money" by Shelley Murphy Globe Staff  June 24, 2016

James “Whitey” Bulger, who loved to read and was a military history buff, wrote notes in many of the books being offered at auction.

In the margins of “Ghettostadt,” by Gordon Horwitz, Bulger wrote that the Auschwitz concentration camp should have been reopened to house Nazi guards.

In “Last Train to Alcatraz,” by Leon “Whitey” Thompson, Bulger, who served time at the notorious prison for bank robbery, wrote that the author had done “a disservice” to the inmates and, “This work is strictly fiction.”

There is also a handwritten note by Bulger, complaining about a CIA-sponsored LSD experiment he was duped into participating in the 1950s while in prison. “Unethical treatment,” he wrote. “Manic elation to the depths of depression.”

Bulger, 86, who is serving a life sentence at a federal penitentiary in Florida, was convicted in 2013 of participating in 11 murders while running a sprawling criminal organization from the 1970s to the 1990s....


Whitey was obviously tripping when he claims he met an FBI agent in a bar.

The mystery of ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s missing hat

I wonder how much it would go for.