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Clare Longrigg reports on the letters of jailed Cosa Nostra boss Bernardo Provenzano

Sicilian Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano arrives at a police station in Palermo

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from BBC News

Italian mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano, 83, dies in jail

Notorious Italian mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano, who was captured in 2006 after 43 years on the run, has died in a prison hospital aged 83.

Italian scientific police members inspect the hut of Sicily Mafia's top boss Bernardo Provenzano, 12 April 2006 in the countryside of Corleone. Italian legal officials hailed, 11 April 2006, the capture of the mafia's top boss, the last senior figure in the Cosa Nostra still at liberty who had spent the past 42 years on the run.

from Telegraph.co.uk

Former Mafia godfather tries to kill himself in jail

The Sicilian Mafia, also known as Cosa Nostra ("Our Thing"), is a criminal syndicate in Sicily, Italy. It is a loose association of criminal groups that shar...