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Folsom prison has a bloody and violent history and is the second oldest prison in California but the first prison in the world to have electricity.
Forensic scientists are crucial to helping police solve many crimes that are not easily solved, Often times forensic scientists are called into court to explain their findings during a criminal trial.
Frank Nitti - Outfit Boss
Frank Nitti was an important part of the Chicago mob known as the Outfit. The Outfit was run by Al Capone but Nitti was a key figure and was dubbed the boss of the outfit when Capone went to jail.
Georgia's Strange Laws
There are some very antiquated and dumb laws still on the books in the United States and these laws come out of Georgia.
Glen Stewart Godwin
Glen Stewart Godwin is a convicted murderer who is still at large because he managed to escape from to maximum security. One in the United States and one in Mexico.
Griselda Blanco was the biggest cocaine drug runner of the late 70's and early 80's and was dubbed the Godmother of the Medellin Cartel out of Colombia. She cut a bloody swath through Miami, Fl. during the reputed Mafia Drug Wars of that time.
The Hoa Lo prison in North Viet Nam was known as the Hanoi Hilton by the American POW's there during the Viet Nam war. Don't let the name fool you though. It was far from a comfortable room at the famous hotel chain.
I Don't Like Mondays
Brenda Spencer was sixteen years old when she opened fire with a .22 caliber rifle from her house across the street from the school where the children were waiting to get in. The song "I Don't Like Mondays" by the Boomtown Rats was inspired by her explanation for shooting the kids.
Internet Black Widow
Melissa Shepard has been dubbed as the Internet Black Widow and has served many years in prison for convictions of things, like fraud, grand larceny, and a host of other charges including poisoning.
Jane Toppan - Death Nurse
Jane Toppan was a cold, heartless, serial killer who preyed on the weak and the helpless.
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