Sean McKinnon, 32, of Vermont and Felix Wilson, 26, of upstate New York were among the four inmates immediately placed in solitary confinement at USP Hazelton on October 30.
An ex-con claims federal officials wanted to 'get rid of' notorious Boston mob boss James Whitey Bulger (left) and transferred him to a violent prison on purpose just 24 hours before he was found beaten to death. Bulger was found dead on Tuesday after being transferred a day earlier in a wheelchair to the high-security Hazelton penitentiary in West Virginia. The 89-year-old, who was a longtime FBI informant, had been savagely beaten and had his tongue cut out when he was found. Many questions remain unanswered in relation to his death, including why Bulger was moved to the prison and why he was placed in the general population. Ex-con Richard Stratton (right), who is now a TV producer, said it was hard to believe that Bulger would not have been placed in protective custody given he was a known snitch. Mob hitman Fotios 'Freddy' Geas (inset) is suspected of instigating Bulger's murder