Inside Alcatraz

Inside Alcatraz: My Time on the Rock

Fiction, True Crime
Paperback Published on: 03/12/2015
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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.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9781784750664
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 290g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm

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Inside Alcatraz
Great true crime
Really enjoyed this book! Highly recommend for true crime fans!
Natasha Burnley
Inside Alcatraz
The book has some interesting parts but I felt the author was a bit self-pitying despite having a truly horrendous criminal record, so it was hard to sympa... READ MORE