By David A. Ward
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 legal was once created. In Alcatraz: The Gangster Years, David Ward brings their tales to lifestyles, in addition to brilliant debts of the lives of different notorious criminals who undergone the prison from 1934 to 1948. Ward, who loved unparalleled entry to FBI, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Federal Parole files, performed interviews with 100 former Alcatraz convicts, guards, and directors to provide this definitive background of "The Rock." Alcatraz is the one publication with authoritative solutions to questions that experience swirled concerning the felony: How did prisoners cope psychologically with the cruel regime? What provoked the protests and moves? How did protection flaws bring about the sensational break out makes an attempt? And what occurred whilst those "habitual, incorrigible" convicts have been ultimately published? by means of shining a mild at the most famed criminal on this planet, Ward additionally increases well timed questions about today's supermax prisons.
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