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Alcatraz screw : my years as a guard in America's most notorious prison

Author: George H Gregory
Publisher: Columbia, MO : University of Missouri Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A candid look at life at Alcatraz Prison from 1947 to 1962.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: George H Gregory; George H Gregory; George H Gregory
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George H Gregory
ISBN: 0826213960 9780826213969
OCLC Number: 49226255
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments / Velma Avant Gregory --
Introduction / John W. Roberts --
Destination : Alcatraz --
The Beginning of an Adventure --
The Mule Barn --
An Alcatraz Screw at Work --
A One-Man Hunger Strike --
Trouble in the Yard --
Road Tower Morning Watch --
Island Patrol Morning Watch --
A Change of Command --
Acting Lieutenant --
Cell House Day Watch --
Alcatraz and the Courts --
Mail Censor --
The Hospital --
Dr. Melvin Ralston --
Sick Call --
The Chain --
The Sleeping Potion --
The Chief Steward --
Mr. Eastland --
The Clothing Room --
Trouble Coming --
Trouble Continues --
Dinner Is Served --
My New Clothing-Room Crew --
Cold Showers for TU Inmates --
Return from Vacation --
The End of an Adventure.
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A first-hand account from a prison guard's perspective years spent in the infamous US Penitentiary at Alcatraz. George Gregory began his career as a guard for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 1940.  Read more...

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