1987 edition; Gary Machado - coarthur; Bull Publishing Company, Palo Alto, California; softcover with pictoral ends; good condition with unmarked pages.
Biography of "Alcatraz's youngest guard" background material on "The Rock" and its notorious inmates.This is a true story a story that could only be told by someone who was there.contents include:
From Pelicans to penitentiary - I was there, A very brief history, The gangster era, Open for business ---
Frank - The youngest guard, Applying for the job ---
Arrival / Physical Description of Alcatraz - What I found, Entering through the security system, Hanging on to my job, Intimidation, The prison itself, Dungeons, Solitary confinement and Isolation ---
Life of a Prisoner --- The new prisoner, The daily routine, Exercise yard, Sahving, reading, movies, services, violence, holidays, candy and cigarettes, meals, billies, handcuffs, blackjacks, Cellhouse Lawyers, The real terror of Alcatraz ---
Running Alcatraz --- employees, Guard's life, Counts, Tier duty, The Towers, Attention to detail, Contraband, Drugs and sex, Dealing with the crazies, The Bars, Disciplinary measuers, Running the movies, Visitors, Sick Call, Nicknames ---
Notorious Prisoners --- Machine Gun Kelly; Floyd Hamilton; Clarence Carnes; Charles Berta; Creepy ( Alvin ) Karpis; The Nazis; Murder Incorporated; Harmon Waley; Roy Gardner; Basil Banghart; John Paul Chase; Cecil Wright; Al Capone; Robert Stroud (The Birdman ); The Prisoner Mentality --- Demonstrations and Escapes ---
Demostrations; Early Escape Attempts; The Blast-Out; Escape From Alcatraz; The Last escape ---
Afterword - The Death Penalty; Severity of Sentencing; Was Alcatraz Necessary?