Alvin Francis Karpis (born Albin Francis Karpowicz; August 10, 1907 – August 26, 1979), nicknamed "Creepy" for his sinister smile and called "Ray" by his gang members, was an American criminal known for being one of the three leaders of the Barker-Karpis gang in the 1930s. He was the last "Public Enemy #1" to be taken. He also spent the longest time as a federal prisoner in Alcatraz Prison, serving twenty-six years.

Alvin "Creepy" Karpis, the last "Public Enemy Member of the Barker-Karpis gang

"Alvin Karpis" (1907 - 1979) One-time FBI "Public Enemy No. 1", member of the Barker Gang during the 1930s, he served more time in Alcatraz prison than any other inmate (over 25 years)

"Alvin Karpis" - One-time FBI "Public Enemy No. member of the Barker Gang during the he served more time in Alcatraz prison than any other inmate (over 25 years)

Alvin Francis Karpowicz better known as Alvin Karpis and nicknamed "Creepy" for his sinister smile, was a criminal known for his alliance with the Baker gang in 1930s.

Alvin 'Creepy Karpis' Karpowicz, the man who taught Charles Manson how to play the guitar

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Alvin Karpis "Public Enemy No.

Last photographs of Alvin Karpis taken in the Summer of 1979, just before his death.Alvin Karpis died in Spain in 1979. I have seen his death described as a suicide, but that is not true. Al was not the type of person to give up and take his own life. He was awaiting the publication of his book, On the Rock; but most important, he was a survivor, he had survived 33 depressing years in prison.

Last photographs of Alvin Karpis taken in the Summer of just before his…

Alvin Karpis Arrest: Where Was Director Hoover? - Dusty Roads Of An FBI Era

Alvin Karpis Arrest: Where Was Director Hoover?

Roger Touhy, Gangster: Alvin Karpis, the real William Hamm kidnapper

Roger Touhy, Gangster: Alvin Karpis, the real William Hamm kidnapper

Lawrence DeVol. Early Alvin Karpis partner later associated with the Barker Gang.

Early Alvin Karpis partner later associated with the Barker Gang.

The American Magazine November 1936 J Edgar Hoover Alvin Karpis Crime Story

The American Magazine November 1936 J Edgar Hoover Alvin Karpis Crime Story

Alvin Karpis, Hoovers, The Americans, Vintage Magazines, Link, Crime, Ebay, The O'jays, November

Arthur R. Barker (June 4, 1899 – January 13, 1939) was an American criminal, the son of Ma Barker and a member of the Barker-Karpis gang, founded by his brother Fred Barker and Alvin Karpis. Arthur, generally known as "Doc", was typically called on for violent action, while Fred and Karpis planned the gang's crimes. He was arrested and convicted of kidnapping in 1935. Sent to Alcatraz in 1936, he was killed three years later while attempting to escape from the Rock.

Freddie Barkers older brother and third son of Arizona "Ma" Barker. Another key member of the Karpis-Barker Gang.

The Alvin Karpis Story

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Alvin Karpis 1936 Alvin Karpis was a member of the notorious "Ma Barker Gang," also known as the "Barker-Karpis Gang," which terrorized the Midwest in the early and mid-1930s with bank robberies, kidnappings, and murders. Karpis was arrested by J. Edgar Hoover himself. Karpis served 26 years on Alcatraz -- more than any other inmate.

Only member of his gang to live a long life and die of…

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