Joe Girandola

On June 23, 1992 John Gotti was sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole. It was assumed that Gotti would serve his sentence at the new federal facility at Florence, Colorado, but instead he was sent to the older "supermax" United States Penitentiary at Marion, Illinois, where he was kept in a cell 23 hours a day. His cell was underground and measured eight feet by six feet. He was allowed out of his cell one hour per day for solitary exercise in a concrete-walled enclosure. John Gotti spent over eight years in this cell before his death at 12:45 p.m. on June 10, 2002 at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri, where he had been transferred once the cancer was diagnosed. Read More


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