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The rise, fall, and escape of Whitey Bulger

1953: Bulger, then 24, moves on from gang fights of his youth and becomes a career criminal, progressing from hijacking to bank holdups.

1956: Bulger, hiding out and his hair dyed black, is hauled out of a Revere nightclub on charges of robbing banks in Melrose, Providence, and Indiana. He is convicted and serves nine years in federal penitentiaries, including Alcatraz, before returning to Boston in 1965.

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