Download PDF by David Ward, Gene Kassebaum: Alcatraz: The Gangster Years

By David Ward, Gene Kassebaum

ISBN-10: 0520256077

ISBN-13: 9780520256071

Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, Alvin Karpis, "Dock" Barker—these have been quite a few of the mythical "public enemies" for whom America's first supermax criminal was once created. In Alcatraz: The Gangster Years, David Ward brings their tales to existence, besides brilliant money owed of the lives of alternative notorious criminals who undergone the detention center from 1934 to 1948. Ward, who loved extraordinary entry to FBI, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Federal Parole documents, performed interviews with 100 former Alcatraz convicts, guards, and directors to provide this definitive background of "The Rock." Alcatraz is the one e-book with authoritative solutions to questions that experience swirled in regards to the legal: How did prisoners cope psychologically with the cruel regime? What provoked the protests and moves? How did safeguard flaws bring about the sensational get away makes an attempt? And what occurred whilst those "habitual, incorrigible" convicts have been ultimately published? by way of shining a mild at the most renowned legal on the planet, Ward additionally increases well timed questions about modern supermax prisons.

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In Bennett’s opinion, “some day” files related to Capone will be found in a naval records center. It should also be noted that prison staff did not assemble these institutional and inmate files for archival purposes. For example, some end-note citations from the files made available to us are not complete, such as the day, month, year, titles, or authors of some reports—particularly newspaper and magazine articles. C. In 1972 James Bennett donated his personal files to the John F. Kennedy Library but because he had begun drafting chapters for his own book about Alcatraz he had assembled considerable materials that he kept in his home—some of which he made available to me during our visits.

Most important, a few words about Renée Ward, my wife, editor, and secretary. All the people listed above made significant contributions to this project, but her assistance, judgment, and support were indispensable. Like a long-term convict she’s seeking release after staying with this project (and with me) throughout the many years of its execution, manuscript preparation, and numerous revisions. She now deserves to do easier time. Introduction RECONSTRUCTING THE LIFE OF A PRISON In the middle of San Francisco Bay there rises an island that looks like a battleship .

Her summaries of information in FBI files and BOP reports became the basis of many sections in this book. Mary Jo Ludvigson, lieutenant colonel, Judge Advocate General’s Office, United States Air Force, reviewed and coded hundreds of files during her years on this study. Her good judgment is represented in the selection of many of the case studies, newspaper articles, and Alcatraz staff reports that appear in this book. Others who coded inmate files were Nancy Heitzig, Dan McCarthy, Celeste Korbel, Jeffrey Stitt, and Herman Milligan.

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