Last summer the feds shipped Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano to the supermax facility in Florence, CO to serve out two life terms, and the former Bonanno boss now has been released from solitary confinement into the general population as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News:
But general population's Cell Block D is no walk in the park at Supermax. He's still confined to his cell for most of the day, but Basciano now gets to participate in recreation a few more hours weekly alongside other caged evildoers, sources said.
Meanwhile, Dominick Cicale, a former capo who testified against Vinny Gorgeous at his multiple trials, faces sentencing today in Brooklyn federal court: "defense lawyer Barry Levin predicted that Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis will give Cicale, who pleaded guilty to two murders, with 'time served' as a reward for his cooperation."
Basciano was convicted last May for ordering from prison the 2004 hit against mob associate Randolph Pizzolo, and he was convicted in 2007 for the 2001 murder of drug dealer Frank Santoro.
UPDATE: Cicale has been sentenced to ten years in prison with credit for seven years already served as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News: "before joining the mob, Cicale had served 11 years in prison for killing a man in Florida over a drug dispute."