James Joseph “Whitey” Bulger Jr. –
Born: September 3, 1929 (age 88) Boston, Massachusetts
James Joseph “Whitey” Bulger Jr. born September 3, 1929.
Bulger’s mugshot at Alcatraz, 1959
In 1956, Bulger served his first term in federal prison when he was sentenced to time in Atlanta Penitentiary for armed robbery and truck hijacking. He later told mobster Kevin Weeks that while there, he was involved in the MK-ULTRA program, the goal of which was to research mind control drugs for the CIA. For eighteen months, Bulger and eighteen other inmates, all of whom had volunteered in return for reduced sentences, were given LSD and other drugs. Bulger later complained that they had been “recruited by deception” and were told they were helping to find “a cure for schizophrenia”.He described his experience as “nightmarish” and said it took him “to the depths of insanity.”