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The History And Legacy Of Prohibition

Nov 7, 2019

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Volstead Act,  which banned the manufacture, sale and transportation of liquor in the U.S. 

In the era that came to be known as Prohibition, organized crime flourished, catapulting mobsters such as Al Capone into the national spotlight, and entrenching organized crime into the American political, criminal and social landscape.  

Thirteen years after the Volstead Act went into effect, it was repealed by the 21st Amendment. 

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the legacy of prohibition. 

Whitey Bulger: Organized Crime

Dec 22, 2015
Federal Bureau of Prisons

10 a.m. 

After nearly 16 years on the run, Boston gangster and longtime fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger was finally locked up in 2011. Whitey Bulger rose to number one on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List following the death of Osama Bin Laden. Bulger became the most wanted crime boss in America after an international manhunt for racketeering, extortion, and money laundering. Bulger’s life has inspired movies like Black Mass, which hits theaters last Friday. 

Whitey Bulger: Organized Crime

Sep 25, 2015
Federal Bureau of Prisons

After nearly 16 years on the run, Boston gangster and longtime fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger was finally locked up in 2011. Whitey Bulger rose to number one on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List following the death of Osama Bin Laden. Bulger became the most wanted crime boss in America after an international manhunt for racketeering, extortion, and money laundering. Bulger’s life has inspired movies like Black Mass, which hits theaters last Friday. 

Whitey Bulger: Organized Crime

Sep 17, 2015
Federal Bureau of Prisons

After nearly 16 years on the run, Boston gangster and longtime fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger was finally locked up in 2011. Whitey Bulger rose to number one on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List following the death of Osama Bin Laden. Bulger became the most wanted crime boss in America after an international manhunt for racketeering, extortion, and money laundering. Bulger’s life has inspired movies like Black Mass, which hits theaters this Friday.