News

Warden at jail where Bulger was held said he will review policies to see if ferrying love letters was a violation

This is a summary. To read the whole story subscribe to BostonGlobe.com

The warden of the Donald Wyatt Detention Facility in Rhode Island said Friday that he will examine his jail’s policies to determine whether James “Whitey” Bulger’s attorney violated any protocol by delivering so-called love letters to the gangster’s girlfriend, Catherine Greig, when she was housed at the facility.

“When it comes to any issues dealing with safety and security, detainees’ rights, and the privilege of attorneys, it’s important to look and make sure policies were followed,” said Brian Murphy, the jail’s warden. “Obviously, this is going to be reviewed.”

Attorney J.W. Carney Jr. told a gathering of Massachusetts defense lawyers Wednesday night that Bulger believed prison officials would never allow him to send Greig a letter, so Carney allowed his client to write notes on his legal pad during visits at the Plymouth County jail where he was being held. Greig wrote notes to Bulger on the same legal pad, and Carney ferried it between the two jails.

Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.

Get the full story with unlimited access to BostonGlobe.com.

Just 99 cents for four weeks.

Share