The film Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp, brought the name of Whitey Bulger back into prominence a few months ago. Whitey has been sitting in prison since 2013, when he was convicted of 11 murders, while running the Boston criminal underworld from the 70’s into the 90’s, as leader of the Winter Hill Gang. His name is once again in headlines, but not for whacking foes. The former federal informant is in trouble for allegedly whacking himself off, in the Florida jail where he is being held.
That’s right, James “Whitey” BULGER was in hot water for supposedly masturbating in his cell (the jokes write themselves). According to the NY Daily News:
A male corrections officer making he early morning rounds at the federal penitentiary in Sumterville, Fla., caught Bulger in partial flagrante delicto, the papers said.
The guard saw him touching his exposed genitals with his left hand, according to the papers obtained by The Globe.
“I got you!” the guard allegedly hollered.
Bulger was written up by prison officials on June 1 for violating a rule that prohibits sexual activity for inmates.
The accusations had landed Whitey in solitary confinement for 30 days. However, Whitey refutes the claims. “I’ve never had any charges like that in my whole life. I’m 85 years old. My sex life is over,” he said at his disciplinary hearing.
It’s his story that the officer saw him applying medicated powder to his nether regions He allegedly uses the powder to treat a yeast infection, which he blames on the humidity in Florida and the jail’s shoddy ventilation system. “I volunteer to take polygraph test to prove my answer to this charge,” he said. “I ended up with a condition and I’m embarrassed to go to medical because they have female nurses over there.”
Furthermore, Whitey’s reasoning for keeping his lights on stems from one of his earliest prison experiences in Atlanta. While serving time for robbery, Whitey participated in an LSD experiment, which he blames for nightmares.
The ex-crime lord is currently appealing his conviction, claiming that he did not receive a fair trial.