Al Capone

By:Emma Wineinger

Capones Early Years

Alphonse Capone, AKA Scar face, was born January 17th, 1899 to Gabriel and Teresina Capone. He was born in Brooklyn, New York after immigrating from Italy with his family.

When he was a teenager, age 14 he slapped a teacher and because of that he got expelled.

Capone's Crimes

The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre is the name given to the 1929 murder of six mob associates and a mechanic of the North Side Irish gang led by Bugs Moran during the Prohibition Era.The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14, 1929. Alphonse Capone went to Alcatraz on January 6, 1939 because of not paying his tax.

Prison For Al capone

Before Alphonse Capone went to Alcatraz he had been a master at manipulating his environment at the federal penitentiary in Atlanta despite strict convictions from the courts, Capone was always able to persuade his keepers into procuring his every whim, and often dictated his own privileges.While he was in Alcatraz he had nothing but a cell block that had a bed a sink and a toilet.

Capone's Final Days

He was released in November of 1939 and taken to a hospital in Baltimore where he was treated until March of 1940. For his remaining years, Capone slowly deteriorated while staying at his Palm Island estate in Miami. On January 25, 1947, he died of cardiac arrest.
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