Sunday, April 26, 2015

What happened to Al Capone's health at Alcatraz?

According to Al Capone's prison records, Al contracted syphilis in his early twenties. The disease remained dormant until February 5, 1938.  

The following reports were sent to the then U.S. Attorney General Homer Cummings by James Bennett, Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, explaining the incident that caused Capone to be hospitalized.

Special thanks to the University of Virginia Library, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections.

Reports to the Attorney General