CRIME: Capone Coup

Jails keep prisoners in and prisoners' enemies out. Last week Alphonse ("Scarface Al") Capone, once Chicago's No. 1 under-worldling, now a hunted exile "on the spot," went behind the bars of Philadelphia's Moyamensing jail for a year's "stretch." Philadelphia and Chicago officials were sure that Capone had deliberately taken refuge in prison, where the only bullets he would have to worry about would come from the guards' rifles.

For a week Capone, with his ever present bodyguard, Frank ("Slippery") Cline, had been teasing Atlantic City police officials with his presence in that resort. He prepared to return to Chicago, motored...

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