black prisoners of alcatrez at the time of the escape : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread

With reference to the film, Escape From Alcatrez [starring Clint Eastwood] - does anyone know if there really are any surviving escapees and whether any of them were ever caught - has anyone ever written memoirs about them?

-- sabena simon (, August 20, 2001


Start here. Seems they just had a reunion. file=/chronicle/archive/2001/08/13/MN210376.DTL

-- Rosa Debonneheure (, August 20, 2001.

Former Alcatraz resident Jolene Babyak has just written a book about the famous 1962 escape attempt that provides a wealth of information on the prison and convicts, including the black prisoners and the budding Muslim movement. The book's titled "Breaking the Rock" and is available from Ariel Vamp Press.

-- John (, August 20, 2001.

For fbi reports on the 1962 escape see bob.

-- Bob Verbrugge (, August 21, 2001.

I am currently working on a doc-film "The Black Rock" about the black convicts and their experience at Alcatraz Penitentiary...If anyone have any info or references please contact thanks for any info or leads...

-- Kevin Epps (, May 16, 2003.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ