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Alcatraz Justice by Ernest B. Lageson Jr. Signed Paperback

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Title: Alcatraz Justice
Condition: Used
Author(s): Ernest B. Lageson Jr.
Topic(s): True Crime, Murder
Format: Paperback
Features: Signed,,,
Year: 2002

Details: In May of 1946, Alcatraz was rocked by the most sensational and bloody escape attempt in the island’s history Six convicts obtained guns and took nine guards hostage, one of whom was the author’s father. Before the uprising was quelled, two guards and three prisoners lay dead and fifteen officers had been wounded.Drawing from his background as a litigation attorney with thirty-five years of jury trial experience, Ernest Lageson gives life to the drama played out after the crime. Presiding over the trial was a judge who, it could be argued, was prejudicial in favor of the prosecution, and who berated one young defense attorney mercilessly in front of the jury The most experienced of the defense team was ill-prepared and self-aggrandizing with the press. One of the defendants was severely mentally challenged and had been diagnosed as schizophrenic. In a dramatic, four-week courtroom battle, the surviving insurgents were found guilty of first-degree murder.

Extra Author Details: LagesonĖ Ernest B : 1932-
Fast Tags: Prison riots, Trials (Murder), California, United States Penitentiary; Alcatraz Island; California
ISBN: 9780887394089
DDC: 365.641
LCC: HV9474.C2
OCLC_OWI: 11152616454

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Weight2.5 lbs
Dimensions18 × 14 × 3 in
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ISBN

9780887394089

Topic

California

Book Title

Alcatraz Justice

Condition

Used – Good

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Features

Signed

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Narrative Type

Nonfiction

AgeGroup

Adults

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unisex

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Signed

Yes

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No

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