BACK NUMBER: 81004
LOCATION: General Population, A-Wing, Cell 96
CRIME: Murder (2 counts) Conspiracy to commit murder (2 counts)
SENTENCE: 120 years
TIME LEFT ON SENTENCE: 117 yrs, 6 mo.
ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE IN: Inmate is not eligible for parole
John Abruzzi, former Chicago mob boss, is arguably the most infamous prisoner incarcerated at Fox River Penitentiary; and has translated his celebrity into power inside the prison walls. Other inmates, even murderers, defer to Abruzzi in prison-related business. While the correctional officers enforce the rules, it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that John Abruzzi runs the prison.
Abruzzi was convicted on two counts of murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder after decades of eluding punishment from Illinois district attorneys. Otto Fibonacci provided eyewitness testimony at Abruzzi's trial, which convinced the jury to convict Abruzzi of rubbing out two rival gangsters. Abruzzi subsequently put a hit out on Fibonacci, forcing him to enter the Witness Protection Program.
Inmate has logged visits from Philip Falzone, a business associate; Anthony Smallhouse, another business associate; Sylvia Abruzzi, his wife; Nicole Abruzzi, his daughter; John Abruzzi, Jr. his son; and Brian Knowlton, business manager.