black prisoners of alcatrez at the time of the escapegreenspun.com : 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 20, 2001
Start here. Seems they just had a reunion.
-- Rosa Debonneheure (email@example.com), 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 20, 2001.
For fbi reports on the 1962 escape see http://foia.fbi.gov/alcatraz.htm bob.
-- Bob Verbrugge (email@example.com), 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 me@firstname.lastname@example.org thanks for any info or leads...
-- Kevin Epps (email@example.com), May 16, 2003.