Whitey Bulger letters fetch as much as ,430 at auction

Whitey Bulger letters fetch as much as ,430 at auction
This photo provided by Urban Culture Auctions in West Palm Beach, Fla., shows a hand-written letter by the late mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, an envelope and a holiday greeting card emblazoned with his 1959 Alcatraz mugshot, that Bulger mailed from federal prison in Coleman, Fla., in 2015. The items are among those being offered by the auction house for auction on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. Bulger was found dead in a wheelchair on Oct. 30, 2018, killed by inmates within hours of his transfer to a prison in Hazelton, W.V. He was 89. (Darin Rone/Urban Culture Auctions via AP)

BOSTON (AP) — Letters written behind bars by notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger have sold for as much as ,430 at an auction.

The letters auctioned Sunday provide a glimpse into Bulger’s life behind bars before he was killed by fellow inmates last year. The letters were written to a man Bulger met in prison.

The auction house says the six letters fetched between and ,430 each.

In the letters, Bulger longingly recalled his old days at Alcatraz, complained about the gentrification of his old neighborhood and discussed how other inmates would try to push his wheelchair when he passed.

Bulger was beaten to death in October shortly after being transferred to a troubled prison in West Virginia. He was serving a life sentence for participating in 11 murders.