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Al Capone in jail for one year...

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May 20, 1929


* Al 'Scarface' Capone - Chicago Beer baron 
* 1 Year Jail term - Avoids murder for hire 
* Holmesburg Prison, Philadelphia, Pennsyvania

The top of page 5 has a one column hea: "CAPONE SEALED IN PRISON GLOOM; PREDICT RELEASE" with subhead. Likely only to be found is a Chicago publication. Capone entered the jail the previous week.
Complete with 46 pages, rag edition, great condition.

wikipedia notes: Capone arranged to have himself jailed in Philadelphia for a year to avoid numerous "murder for hire" outfits that were hunting for him. McGurn was gunned down at a bowling alley on the anniversary of the garage slaughter, and two others involved in the killing disappeared.

Moran eventually ran out of resources and fled to Ohio, allowing Capone to return to Chicago, where he quickly found himself in the legal quagmire that effectively removed him from power. It is generally thought that Capone precipitated his own decline with the garage killings. Graphic photos of bodies lying in pools of blood were plastered all over the papers.

Category: The 20th Century