Al Capone letter written in prison shows mobster's soft side
September 23, 2016
BOSTON (AP, posted Sept. 23, 2016) — Did notorious gangster Al Capone have a soft spot? An intimate letter he penned from prison suggests the ruthless racketeer could handle tenderness almost as skillfully as his Tommy Gun.
The three-page letter — which is being auctioned off next week — is addressed to Capone's son, Albert "Sonny" Capone. The mobster signed it, "Love & Kisses, Your Dear Dad Alphonse Capone #85," which was his number at the Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay.
"Junior keep up the way you are doing, and don't let nothing get you down. When you get the blues, Sonny, pu...