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Alcatraz: The Gangster Years
Alcatraz: The Gangster Years David A. Ward 0520265963 9780520265967 Al Capone, George Machine Gun Kelly, Alvin Karpis, Dock Barker--these were just a few of the legendary public enemies for whom Americas first supermax prison was created. InAlcatraz:
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Alcatraz: The Gangster Years by David A. Ward

Al Capone, George Machine Gun Kelly, Alvin Karpis, Dock Barker--these were just a few of the legendary public enemies for whom Americas first supermax prison was created. InAlcatraz: 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.Alcatrazis 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 todays supermax prisons

Author: David A. Ward

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: University of California Press

Publication Date: 2009-05-19

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