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Questions raised about decision to transfer 'Whitey' Bulger to general population

(CNN)Union leaders and a former federal corrections official are questioning the timing of Whitey Bulger's transfer last month from a Florida prison to the US Penitentiary Hazelton, where he was returned to the general inmate population.Bulger was brutally beaten to death in the West Virginia prison, according to a federal law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation. Investigators believe Bulger was attacked by more than one person. At least one inmate involved in the beating has ties to organized crime in Massachusetts, the official said.Joe Rojas, president of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 506 at the Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman, Florida -- where Bulger was previously housed -- said ...