Who Are Some Famous New York State Prison Inmates?


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David Berkowitz, otherwise known as "Son of Sam," is one of the most notorious criminals to served time on Rikers Island in New York. Other famous inmates include Sonny Rollins, DMX, Lil Wayne and Tupac Shakur.

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Who Are Some Famous New York State Prison Inmates?
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Willie Sutton, titled the "gentleman" bank robber of the early 1900s, also stayed in Attica Prison while serving his sentence.

Jospeh Sullivan, the only inmate to ever escape from Attica and Mafia hit man, is currently a New York inmate.

Mark David Chapman, the murderer who shot and killed John Lennon, has been at Attica since 1982.

Joe Halderman, a former producer for CBS's 48 Hours, spent time at Rikers Island in 2010.

Former Republican state senator Guy Velella spend time at Rikers Island for conspiracy.

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