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Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas film saw mafiosos live like kings during their time in prison in  ‘mafia row’ .with steak and wine for dinner. (pic: YouTube)
Mobsters-banned-from-wearing-designer-labels-in-sicily-prison. Hollywood would have us believe mobsters get an easier ride behind bars, but a prison governor has banned them from wearing designer labels in a bid to show them who the real boss is.

Sicilian Mafia inmates have been ordered to hand over their flashy clothes and jewellery, marking an end to the days of extravagant privileges being afforded to Mafia bosses.

Prada silk dressing gowns and underwear by Gucci, Versace and Armani have been collected so far, while sports brands adidas and Nike have also been called in and given to family members.

It marks a clampdown at Ucciardone prison in Palermo, Sicily, which has been dubbed the ‘Grand Hotel’ because of the perks previous governors allowed

Mobster Michele Catalano was even thrown a birthday party with lobster and champagne on the menu. But new governor Rita Barbera has insisted those days are over.
She said: ‘Prison is a place of punishment and every inmate has the same status, so any symbol of luxury must go.

‘Some inmates even wear fakes to keep up their image.’

The wife of one prisoner claimed her husband ‘will have to walk about in the nude all he has is designer-label clothes’.Click here: Mobsters banned from wearing designer labels in Sicily prison |