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Alcatraz Screw : My Years As a Guard in America's Most Notorious Prison
Alcatraz Screw My Years As a Guard in America's Most Notorious Prison
Author: George H. Gregory
The 15 years Gregory spent guarding The Rock are distilled into blunt prose and telling anecdotes in his matter-of-fact memoir (though Gregory died in 1996, his widow, Velma, shepherded his manuscript to publication). In 1947, Gregory, a Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBP) officer, was transferred to Alcatraz, the precursor of today's "super maximum...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780826213969
ISBN-10: 0826213960
Publication Date: 6/2002
Pages: 256
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Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Book Type: Paperback
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"... George Gregory began his carreer as a guard for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 1940.... in 1947, Gregory was transferred to Alcatraz, which had been a federal penitentiary since 1934.
For the next 15 years, Gregory worked on "The Rock"....
Without glamorizing or demonizing either the staff or the convicts, Alcatraz Screw provides a candid portrayal of corruption, drug abuse, and sexual practices, as well as efforts at reform and unrecorded acts of kindness...."


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