Donald Haynes Institute of Mental Health Patient Record No. 0764-C Patient Name: Ricci, Joseph A. Primary Caretaker: Watts, John D. Date of Transfer: Aug. 4, 1939 Date of Release: n/a Session No. 1 Date: Aug. 9, 1939 Patient Condition: Stable Notes: Met with Mr. Ricci for first time. Patient was sullen but understandably so given circumstances. Seems moderately receptive to idea of further sessions. Did not attempt to broach topic of patient's medical or criminal affiliations. Session No. 2 Date: Aug. 24, 1939 Patient Condition: Stable Notes: Too early to say if patient will prove amiable. Conversation was stilted and ceased entirely at the mention of the late Mrs. Ricci. Will not bring up again. Patient seems to be adapting well to new institute after transfer but struggles to socialize with other patients. Session No. 3 Date: Sept. 9, 1939 Patient Condition: Agitated Notes: Patient seems to be developing nervous ticks. Shies away from interaction, flinches at unexpected noises. Mr. Ricci declined to comment on whether other patients are being physically abusive. Session cut short due to extreme discomfort in patient. Session No. 4 Date: Sept. 21, 1939 Patient Condition: n/a Notes: Session postponed following admittance of patient to infirmary. Patient covered with lacerations, contusions, etc. Wounds ruled not self-inflicted. Security personnel now assigned to all regions of institute. Culprit(s) of attack unknown. Police are impatient for Mr. Ricci's confession. Patient has neither admitted his own ties to Theodore Torrio's Prohibition-era liquor empire, nor provided evidence to incriminate Torrio's extended family in the business. Will push these topics in future sessions. Session No. 5 Date: Oct. 2, 1939 Patient Condition: Poor Notes: Patient will no longer make eye contact. Mutters to self during sessions. Largely unintelligible but snippets sound like, "...not...well..." Potential self-analysis of condition? Mr. Ricci was comfortable discussing his transfer from the Cedar Point Psychological Hospital. Patient became hysterical at the mention of his insanity plea following the infamous Fourth Street massacre. Similar lines of questioning proved fruitless. Patient remained hysterical, repeating, "...not...well..." until he had to be sedated. Session No. 6 Date: Oct. 29, 1939 Patient Condition: Stable Notes: Patient was uncharacteristically clear-headed. Mr. Ricci addressed me with a smile and calmly walked me through his involvement with Theodore Torrio's illicit liquor operation and the planning of the killings to secure Fourth Street from a rival gang. Torrio's extended family helped hide his accomplices. Torrio himself paid off the judge and secured Ricci's innocence-by-insanity ruling, in exchange for Ricci's silence. Ricci's wife's death served as Torrio's reminder to keep quiet when questioning began. Transcription of session en route to police. Patient seemed oddly at peace at end of session. Session No. n/a Date: Oct. 31, 1939 Patient Condition: n/a Notes: Patient was found at the bottom of the well on institute property at 8:37 a.m. by the postman. Pronounced dead shortly after. Ruled apparent suicide. It is unclear how Mr. Ricci would have escaped from the institute of his own power.