Alcatraz Justice

Lageson B Ernest Jr.

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Creative Arts Book Company
Publisher Place: United States
Publisher Year: 2002
Edition: First Edition

Description: 337 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout. Signed By Author

Publishers Description: In May of 1946, Alcatraz was rocked by the most sensational and bloody escape attempt in the islands history. Six convicts obtained guns and took nine guards hostage, one of whom was the authors father. Before the uprising was quelled, two guards and three prisoners lay dead and fifteen officers had been wounded. Alcatraz Justice chronicles the trial that followed. 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 by the four principal lawyers. The trial came to have almost as much drama as the crime. Sitting on the bench was a judge who, it could be argued, was prejudicial to 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 who also had been diagnosed schizophrenic. In a dramatic, four week courtroom battle, the surviving insurgents were found guilty of first-degree murder. This book gives frank and disturbing insight into our criminal justice system.

ISBN: 9780887394089


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