New home for Whitey Bulger in Brooklyn

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Whitey Bulger is no longer staying in Plymouth County. 

The 84-year-old, who had been in custody at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility since his arrest and during his trial, was moved to the federal Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn last week, according to the Bureau of Prisons.

The federal agency lists Bulger’s current location as “Brooklyn MDC.” It is one of the largest Bureau of Prisons facilities, housing nearly 2,300 inmates. It houses both men and women, according to the agency.

The Bureau of Prisons categorizes the MDC as an administrative facility.

“Administrative facilities are institutions with special missions, such as the detention of pretrial offenders; the treatment of inmates with serious or chronic medical problems; or the containment of extremely dangerous, violent, or escape-prone inmates,” according to the Bureau of Prisons.

Earlier this month, Bulger was listed as “in transit,” but authorities would not comment to Metro on his destination. A spokeswoman for the Bureau of Prisons said Bulger’s location would not be updated on a directory until after he was brought there.

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