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Jailhouse letters from 'Whitey' Bulger released

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Newly released jailhouse letters from James 'Whitey' Bulger show he planned to ask the judge to give his girlfriend a break, and release her early from jail.

Catherine Greig pleaded guilty to helping Bulger evade capture for more than 16 years. Her projected release date is June 2018, but when Bulger wrote the letters last fall, he wanted her released after 18 months.

In other letters, the former mobster also voiced support for a South Boston man trying to get his murder conviction overturned.

Fred Weichel has spent 32 years in prison for a 1980 murder he said he didn't commit. In his letters, Bulger acknowledged playing an indirect role in the crime, and said it was actually Weichel's close friend who was the killer.

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