By John Phillips | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: August 15, 2019 at 11:10 am | UPDATED: August 15, 2019 at 11:10 am When it comes to evaluating the success or failure of American prisons, I’m relatively easy to please — sure it would be nice if inmates were rehabilitated, educated and able to find some sort of spiritual peace in their life while serving their time, but all of that is just gravy, I’m more than happy to settle for facilities that allow the incarcerated to serve their sentence without killing themselves or each other. According to recent headlines, American prisons aren’t capable of doing that. How pathetic. Most recently, millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein died in an apparent suicide while in federal custody at New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center on Saturday morning. Epstein, who was awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls, faced up to 45 years in prison, if convicted. Now, he’s … [Read more...] about What can we learn from the prison death of Jeffrey Epstein?
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BOSTON (AP) — Locked up for life after 16 years on the run, murderous Boston gang boss James “Whitey” Bulger couldn’t stand how much the world around him had changed. Prison was nothing like his days at Alcatraz, with its “great view” and clear-cut rules, Bulger said. And the former Irish Catholic stronghold of South Boston he once terrorized was now filled with “rich college kids living in expensive condos.” “World has changed … everything different, even the neighborhood,” Bulger wrote to a friend he met in the lockup in newly public letters. The letters, which are being auctioned Sunday, provide a glimpse into the once powerful and feared gangster’s mundane life behind bars before he was beaten to death by fellow inmates last year. Bulger wrote about the little excitements of prison life — “tonight we had an ice cream cone!” — and his treatment by other inmates. “Almost every time … [Read more...] about In prison, James ‘Whitey’ Bulger wrote hand-written letters. Here’s what they said.