Al Capone at Terminal Island

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As one of the most prominent of organized crime mobsters during Prohibition, Al Capone was eventually convicted of federal income tax evasion. He served most of his sentence at Alcatraz prison near San Francisco in the 1930s. In January 1939 he was transferred to the Terminal Island Correctional Facility in the Los Angeles harbor area to serve out less than a year for a lesser crime. By this time syphilis had ravaged his health.

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