What comes to mind reading the word “Frank Abagnale Jr” ? *Catch Me If You Can*…a 1960s con artist played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie “Catch Me If You Can”.The movie is about a real story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor.
Frank Abagnale Jr.served time for fraud in Charles Street Jail which is now transformed into Liberty Hotel.
The Charles Street Jail, completed in 1851, provided a model for prison architecture throughout the second half of the nineteenth century in the United States and abroad. The facility was closed in 1990 and acquired by neighboring Massachusetts General Hospital.This is transformed into now totally renovated “Liberty Hotel”.
Here is the link that has all details of who served in their prison time in this Hotel that was previously a house to con artists.
After a five-year, $150 million renovation, the old Charles Street jail is now a luxury hotel for guests who can afford to pay anywhere from $319 a night for the lowest-priced room to $5,500 for the presidential suite. The hotel, at the foot of Boston’s stately Beacon Hill neighborhood, opened in September.
Eighteen of the hotel’s 298 rooms are built in the original jail. Those rooms feature the original brick walls of the jail but also have high-definition TVs. The remaining rooms are in a new 16-story tower.