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Whitey Bulger Letter Up for Auction, Speaks of Life In and Out of Prison

According to the auction company, the letter was mailed from Plymouth County Correctional Facility in Plymouth, Massachusetts to Bulger's good friend.

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    A 2011 prison letter from Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger that details "candid" comments on his criminal activities, life running from police and problems he faced in prison is now up for auction.

    The company that is auctioning the letter, Lelands, said the letter was mailed from Plymouth County Correctional Facility in Plymouth, Massachusetts to Bulger's good friend.

    In the letter, Bulger writes of being diagnosed with a heart murmur and telling officials that he felt dizzy and weak and suffered from blurred vision when exercising.

    "Came in here healthy, but isolation from people, little [being] up on feet, etc. is slowly wearing me down," Bulger wrote. "Also affecting my mind - in time I give it a year, it's over."

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    Bulger also tells his friend that he wants her to know he allegedly never killed a woman. He writes of living with his long-time girlfriend Catherine Grieg, who is also in prison, as a normal elderly couple while they were on the run.

    "Went out for walks every day -- never looking over shoulder," writes Bulger. "Live till you die -- and that's the story."

    The starting bid for the letter was $300, but has already increased to $777. Earlier this year, other letters were sold for $845 to $1,430.

    Lelands said the letter has been authenticated. 

    Bulger is an infamous crime boss known for leading the Winter Hill Gang in South Boston during the 1970s. He was killed by two other inmates in a West Virgina prison late last year. 

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