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The House Called Alcatraz

Author : Bobbie Duane McCoy
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A House Called Alcatraz I discover an old run down shack house. In side I find a dead body. I get questioned by police about the dead body. I go back to the house and find there is spirits in the house. I tell them I am not a threat. I am a friend. They have a story they want to tell, all story's are how the souls ended up in this run down house shack. I interview soul by soul, they share history of the Grim Reaper and history of a small town called Shady Oaks. This place is haunted and crazy things happen here. Why can't this place be torn down will surprise you.

Prisoner 1082 Escape from Crumlin Road Prison Europe s Alcatraz

Author : Donal Donnelly
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On St Stephen’s Day 1960 Dónal Donnelly made his dramatic escape from the prison known as ‘Europe’s Alcatraz’. Three years earlier, the teenage Dónal had been convicted of membership of the IRA in the first year of ‘Operation Harvest’. He was sentenced to ten years. Here he reflects on why he came to be on top of a prison wall risking his life. This is the story of a man who overcame the hurdles of his early years to live a successful, happy life.


Author : Max Brand
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Reproduction of the original: Alcatraz by Max Brand

Alcatraz Federal Prison of a Lifetime

Author : J.D. Valens
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Alcatraz Island Prison and the Men Who Live There

Author : James A. Johnston
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Alcatraz is possibly the most famous prison that has ever existed, here is a fascinating history of this island in San Francisco bay, with interviews and biographies of some of the notorious people who called it home.

Alcatraz Island Light

Author : Aileen Weintraub
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Provides a history of the Alcatraz Island Lighthouse, the West Coast's first lighthouse, completed in 1854.

Return to Alcatraz

Author : Tina Westbrook
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For many years, C.J. has led a double life. In one life, he masquerades as a dedicated husband to his wife, Diana, and loving father to his children, Isabella and Chuck. In his other life, he is a womanizing drug addict. And, for a few years, he lived with his wife on Alcatraz Island. In this sequel to Letters from Alcatraz, Diana has died. C.J. returns to San Francisco and Alcatraz Island with Tina Westbrook, a woman from Alabama with whom he has shared his deepest and darkest secrets through a series of yearlong letters. For Tina, C.J. is a charismatic man who has changed her life. Alcatraz brought them together but their return to Alcatraz may tear them apart. When C.J. returns forty years after his first visit to Alcatraz, he finds himself facing his suppressed past. With those memories restored and reignited, he must make the ultimate decision: remain a prisoner of the past, or release himself to an uncertain future.

Inside Alcatraz

Author : Jim Quillen
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Each day we saw the outside world in all its splendour, and each day that view served as a reminder that we had wasted and ruined our lives. Jim Quillen, AZ586 - a runaway, problem child and petty thief - was jailed several times before his twentieth birthday. In August 1942, after escaping from San Quentin, he was arrested on the run and sentenced to forty-five years in prison, and later transferred to Alcatraz. This is the true story of life inside America's most notorious prison - from terrifying times in solitary confinement to daily encounters with 'the Birdman', and what really happened during the desperate and deadly 1946 escape attempt.


Author : Jerry Lewis Champion, Jr.
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ALCATRAZ UNCHAINED is a provocative insight rarely captured as fi rsthand experiences are shared by three of ‘The Rock’s’ actual prisoners. Ride an emotional roller coaster from grim tales of despair to fond stories of antics, and then transition into a beautiful refl ection of life’s accounts for one little girl who fondly called the Island, “Home.” Explore the history of Alcatraz Island from a profoundly different perspective.

House Documents

Author : United States House of Representatives
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Al Capone Does My Homework

Author : Gennifer Choldenko
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Alcatraz Island in the 1930s isn't the most normal place to grow up, but it's home for Moose Flanagan, his autistic sister, Natalie, and all the families of the guards. When Moose's dad gets promoted to Associate Warden, despite being an unlikely candidate, it's a big deal. But the cons have a point system for targeting prison employees, and his dad is now in serious danger. After a fire starts in the Flanagan's apartment, Natalie is blamed, and Moose bands with the other kids to track down the possible arsonist. Then Moose gets a cryptic note from the notorious Al Capone himself. Is Capone trying to protect Moose's dad too? If Moose can't figure out what Capone's note means, it may be too late. The last heart-pounding installment in the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor-winning Alcatraz trilogy is not to be missed! "Superlative historical fiction." -- School Library Journal (starred review for Al Capone Shines My Shoes)

The Big House in a Small Town

Author : Eric J. Williams
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This work is an in-depth, on-the-ground examination of how prisons impact rural communities, including a revealing study of two rural communities that have chosen prisons as an economic development strategy. * Provides compelling data from over 200 formal and informal interviews of local politicians, residents, and prison officials, including the former directors of Texas's prison system * Utilizes a combination of two qualitative methods to conduct the research


Author : David A. Ward
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Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, Alvin Karpis, "Dock" Barker—these were just a few of the legendary "public enemies" for whom America's first supermax prison was created. In Alcatraz: The Gangster Years, David Ward brings their stories to life, along with vivid accounts of the lives of other infamous criminals who passed through the penitentiary from 1934 to 1948. Ward, who enjoyed unprecedented access to FBI, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Federal Parole records, conducted interviews with one hundred former Alcatraz convicts, guards, and administrators to produce this definitive history of "The Rock." Alcatraz is the only book with authoritative answers to questions that have swirled about the prison: How did prisoners cope psychologically with the harsh regime? What provoked the protests and strikes? How did security flaws lead to the sensational escape attempts? And what happened when these "habitual, incorrigible" convicts were finally released? By shining a light on the most famous prison in the world, Ward also raises timely questions about today's supermax prisons.

Eyewitness on Alcatraz

Author : Jolene Babyak
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Alcatraz Screw

Author : George H. Gregory
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Alcatraz Screw is a firsthand account from a prison guard’s perspective of some of the most storied years at the infamous U.S. Penitentiary at Alcatraz. George Gregory began his career as a guard for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 1940. Following his training, he was sent to the federal prison at Sandstone, Minnesota. A few years later he enlisted in the Marine Corps. Badly wounded at Iwo Jima, he returned to Sandstone after a long rehabilitation. When the Bureau of Prisons closed Sandstone in 1947, Gregory was transferred to Alcatraz, which had been a federal penitentiary since 1934. For the next fifteen years, Gregory worked on “The Rock.” He takes the reader along on a correctional officer’s tour of duty, showing what it was like to pull a lonely, tedious night of sentry duty in the Road Tower, or witness illicit transactions in the clothing room, or forcibly quell a riot in the cell blocks. Gregory provides an insider’s account of the tenures of all four of Alcatraz’s wardens and their sometimes contradictory approaches to administering the institution. He knew and regularly interacted with such legendary inmates as Robert Stroud (the Birdman of Alcatraz) and George “Machine Gun” Kelly. Without glamorizing or demonizing either the staff or the convicts, Alcatraz Screw provides a candid portrayal of corruption, drug abuse, and sexual practices, as well as efforts at reform and unrecorded acts of kindness. Various incidents in the memoir convey the fear, hatred, frustration, boredom, and unavoidable tension of being incarcerated. With the inclusion of maps and diagrams of Alcatraz Island, as well as photographs of inmates, officers, and the prison itself, this book offers insight into life at the notorious Alcatraz from an unprecedented perspective.

Heart of the Rock

Author : Adam Fortunate Eagle
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In 1969, Ricahrd Oakes and Adam Fortunate Eagle, then known as Adam Nordwall, instigated an invasion of Alcatraz by American Indians. From the mainland, Fortunate Eagle orchestrated the events, but they assumed an uncontrollable life of their own. Fortunate Eagle provides an intimate memoir of the occupation and the events leading up to it. Accompanied by a variety of photographs capturing the people, places, and actions involved, Heart of the Rock brings these turbulent times vividly to life. From the start, public support was strong. Money poured in from around the country. Sausalito sailors and their "navy" transported supplies and people to the island. San Fransisco restaurants sent Thanksgiving dinner. A school was started; chores and responsibilities were shared by everyone. Alcatraz became home, and American Indians of all tribes became a family. But the occupation lasted two years, and Oakes, who had become it spokesman, left after his stepdaughter's death on the island. Memoranda from the White House recommended doing "anything" to turn the public against the occupation so it could be ended. Water and electricity were cut off, reports of conflict on the island began appearing in the press, and suspicious fires burned five buildings. Nevertheless, the occupation of Alcatraz remains what historian Vine Deloria, Jr. has called "perhaps the most significant Indian action since the Little Bighorn."


Author : Frederick Schiller Faust
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Historic Preservation

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The Fading Voices of Alcatraz

Author : Jerry Lewis Champion Jr
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The Fading Voices of Alcatraz is a ten chapter work that focuses on the United States Federal Penitentiary era (1934-1963) of Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California. The complete history of Alcatraz Island includes such topics as early Native American, Spanish discovery, military fort, military prison, federal penitentiary, Indian occupation, and National Park. Each era is briefly explored, enhancing the rich story of the legendary island that is simply known as, 'The Rock.' Shared accounts by the actual Correctional Officers and Prisoners is the trove of treasure to be discovered within the pages of this book. The tales are as inspiring and fascinating as the true historians who shared them. Historically compelling, The Fading Voices of Alcatraz is both educational and entertaining.

Al Capone Does My Shirts

Author : Gennifer Choldenko
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A Newbery Honor Book Today I moved to a twelve-acre rock covered with cement, topped with bird turd and surrounded by water. I'm not the only kid who lives here. There's my sister, Natalie, except she doesn't count. And there are twenty-three other kids who live on the island because their dads work as guards or cook's or doctors or electricians for the prison, like my dad does. Plus, there are a ton of murderers, rapists, hit men, con men, stickup men, embezzlers, connivers, burglars, kidnappers and maybe even an innocent man or two, though I doubt it. The convicts we have are the kind other prisons don't want. I never knew prisons could be picky, but I guess they can. You get to Alcatraz by being the worst of the worst. Unless you're me. I came here because my mother said I had to. "Choldenko's pacing is exquisite. . . . [A] great read."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review From the Trade Paperback edition.