By Ira Nadel, Donald MacDonald
Shrouded in secret and wealthy with heritage, Alcatraz attracts over one million viewers every year. This enlightening quantity offers the 1st whole historical past of Alcatraz informed via its structure. In pleasant illustrations and obtainable textual content, authors Donald MacDonald and Ira Nadel exhibit the layout judgements that experience formed the island from its first brick and masonry fort to the notorious concrete cellblock, to the panorama layout of its modern gardens and chicken sanctuaries. choked with exciting evidence all through, this little treasure permits an remarkable glimpse into the lifetime of the island.
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Figures 31 and 34–39) the American Indian Occupation. Opposite: Figure 31 Below: Figures 32 & 33 47 CHAPTER 4 Opposite: Figures 34 & 35 Below: Figures 36 & 37 49 CHAPTER 4 Opposite: Figure 38 Below: Figure 39 to send their children to a non- 51 soon changed. The island lost its native school, they were ordered to rounded, hilly form, replaced by wear military uniforms. A photo the square corners and high walls from 1903 at the noon count shows CHAPTER 4 of the cellhouse and exercise yard. a lineup of inmates in a variety of A powerhouse smokestack and cast-off uniforms dating back to the The silhouette of the island new lighthouse tower soon gave the appearance of a ship’s masts on either side of the main Indian Wars of 1866–1890.
On inmate’s personal items had to be filled out and kept above the occasion, however, some were released from the island if they cell door behind the locking mechanism. had finished their sentences. Studies of 975 return-to-prison All inmates wore the same uniform: a blue chambray shirt, records of Alcatraz inmates show that only 37 percent of men blue and white trousers with a web waist belt, and standard-issue labeled as “habitual” offenders returned to prison; nearly two- shoes. The belt was to be worn with the prisoner’s registration thirds remained free.
To of Folsom State Prison, and warden at San Quentin, installed this end, all administrative personnel were required to live on new security: elevated gun galleries at the end of the cellhouse, Opposite: Figure 42 Below: Figure 43 55 CHAPTER 4 electronically controlled gates and everything. Realizing that the doors, metal detectors, tear-gas grayness was the greatest com- canisters in the ceiling of the din- plaint—not the wind, cold, or ing hall, (Figures 44–45) barbed wire isolation—Johnston had larger atop a cyclone fence that encircled prison spaces painted in lively the prison, and warning signs colors.
Alcatraz: History and Design of an Icon by Ira Nadel, Donald MacDonald