Inside Alcatraz : My Time on the Rock, Hardback

Inside Alcatraz : My Time on the Rock Hardback


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 384 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
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  • Category: True crime
  • ISBN: 9781780894010



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