Friday, April 2, 2010
Vol 3, Issue 2, April 2010 Contents
Morello prison correspondence, health records
reveal him as brooding, sickly and suspicious
Mafia boss of bosses
despairs in prison
By Thomas Hunt
"Convicted of counterfeiting, Giuseppe Morello and Ignazio Lupo were incarcerated within the United States Penitentiary at Atlanta, Georgia, on February 21, 1910. They were assigned consecutive numbers in the prison register. Morello, whose reign as boss of bosses of the American Mafia was brought to an end by his conviction, became Prisoner No. 2882. His brother-in-law and Mafia lieutenant Lupo became No. 2883. The two men were locked away in separate cells and had very different experiences while in prison."