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Bulger and Greig tearfully exchanged love letters while in prison, according to attorney

With approval from Catherine Greig’s attorney, James J. Bulger’s lawyer visited her at a detention center in Rhode Island to deliver a letter the gangster had written to her on a legal pad. She then wrote her own letter to him.
With approval from Catherine Greig’s attorney, James J. Bulger’s lawyer visited her at a detention center in Rhode Island to deliver a letter the gangster had written to her on a legal pad. She then wrote her own letter to him.

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James “Whitey” Bulger and Catherine Greig penned jailhouse love letters on a legal pad ferried between prisons by a defense attorney, who said he watched the former fugitives sob as they read each other’s words.

Speaking at a gathering of Massachusetts defense lawyers Wednesday, attorney J.W. Carney Jr. said Bulger believed prison officials would never allow him to send a letter to Greig, the former dental hygienist who abandoned her life and helped him hide out in Santa Monica for 15 years before their capture in 2011.

Carney said he offered his legal pad to Bulger while he was awaiting trial so the gangster could write words of comfort to Greig, who was later sentenced to eight years in prison for harboring a fugitive.

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