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California: Lucent Books, 2001

Quillen, Jim. Alcatraz from Inside, The Hard Years, 1942-1952.

California: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, 1991

Redden, Clifford P. I Survived Alcatraz Twice: America's Notorious Flash Bandit

Pennsylvania: [Self Published], 1995

Ruth, David E. Inventing the Public Enemy: the Gangster in American Culture, 1918-1934

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996

Schoenberg, Robert J. Mr. Capone: the Real - and Complete - Story of Al Capone

New York: Morrow, 1992

Sobell, Morton. On Doing Time

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1974

Stanger, Frank M., and Brown, Alan K. Who Discovered the Golden Gate?

California: San Mateo Historical Association, 1969

Stroud, Robert Franklin. Stroud’s Digest on the Diseases of Birds

Stuller, Jay. Alcatraz – The Prison(Essay originally printed in Smithsonian Magazine)

California: Golden Gate National Parks Association, 1998

Swisher, Carl Brent, Editor. Selected Papers of Homer Cummings, Attorney General of the United States, 1933-1939.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939

Thompson, Erwin N. The Rock: A History of Alcatraz Island, 1847-1972

Denver: US Department of the Interior, 1979

Thompson, Leon (Whitey). Last Train to Alcatraz (alternately titled Rock Hard)

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988

Trafzer, Clifford E. California Indians and the Gold Rush

California: Sierra Oaks Publishing Company, 1989

Williams, Nathan Glenn. From Alcatraz to the Whitehouse

Washington: Willjoy Publishing, 1994

Wlodarski, Robert and Anne;  Kouri, Michael. Haunted Alcatraz

California: Ghost Publishing, 1998


Alcatraz Island, Warner Brothers, 1937

Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story, NBC-TV (Original Air Date: Nov. 5-6, 1980)

Birdman of Alcatraz, United Artists, 1962

Cell 2455, Death Row, Columbia Pictures, 1955

Chain Gang,Columbia Pictures, 1959

Duffy of San Quentin, Warner Brothers, 1954

Escape from Alcatraz, Paramount Pictures, 1979

Escape from San Quentin, Columbia Pictures, 1957

Murder in the First,

Prison Train,Equity, 1938

Riot in Cell Block 11,Allied Artists, 1954

San Quentin,RKO, 1946 (Not a remake of the 1937 film)

San Quentin,Warner Brothers, 1937

Six Against the Rock,NBC-TV (Original Air Date: May 18, 1987)


Cummings, Homer. Why Alcatraz is a Success

Collier’s Magazine, 1939

Esslinger, Michael. Alcatraz – A Brief History

Crime Magazine, 2000

Harper & Brothers. San Francisco

Harpers Monthly Magazine, 1883

Heroux, Harold. Alcatraz Escape! Secrets of the Island’s Most Baffling Mystery.

True Detective Mysteries, Vol 30. NO. 6, 1938

O’Neil, Paul. Prodigious Intellect in Solitary (Story of Robert Stroud)

Life Magazine – Reprinted in the Los Angeles Mirror, 1961

Parker, Gitta & Billy Woodfield (Photographer).  Children on Alcatraz

Collier’s Magazine, 1954

Secrist, W.G. & Kelliher, Dan T . House of Living Hell. A True Picture of Alcatraz.

Liberty Magazine, 1936

Staff Writer . Inside Alcatraz: Visit "The Rock"

Gold Star Graphic, 1974

Stroud, Robert (As told to Joseph A. Duhamel with Michael Spivak) My 53 Years in Jail!

Saga Magazine, 1963

Young, Henri (Assembled & Edited by W.A. Swanberg).  I Saw Hell Break Loose at Alcatraz.

Inside Detective Magazine, 1941


Al Capone – Scarface

A&E Biography

A&E Television Networks, 1995

Alcatraz - America’s Toughest Prison

TMS WNT Independent Films, 1977 (MPI Release)

Alcatraz - The Big House Series

The History Channel

A&E Television Networks, 1998

Alcatraz – The Final Sentence

Huckleberry Films, 1988

Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary 1934 – 1963

Asteron Productions, 1986

Simitar Entertainment

Beneath Alcatraz

Michael Hoff Productions

A La Carte Communications, 2000


Michael Hoff Productions

A La Carte Communications, 1997

Dungeons of Alcatraz

Michael Hoff Productions

A La Carte Communications, 2002

Eastern State Penitentiary - The Big House Series

The History Channel

A&E Television Networks, 1997

Escapes from Alcatraz – The True Stories

Michael Hoff Productions

A La Carte Communications, 2000

Leavenworth - The Big House Series

The History Channel

A&E Television Networks, 1997

Public Enemies on the Rock

Michael Hoff Productions

A La Carte Communications, 1997

Return to Alcatraz – Secrets of the Rock

Acorn Media Publishing

A La Carte Communications, 1994

Secret Passages –Alcatraz

Jaffe Productions

The History Channel, June 17, 2002

Secrets of Alcatraz

Golden Gate National Park Association

A La Carte Communications, 1992

Secrets of the Gold Rush

Michael Hoff Productions

A La Carte Communications, 1994

Sing Sing Prison - The Big House Series

The History Channel

A&E Television Networks, 1998

Interviews — Lectures — In-Person Programs

Alcatraz Former Inmates

Dale Stamphill, Morton Sobell, Tom Kent, John Dekker, Willie Radkay, Leon “Whitey” Thompson, Glenn Nathan Williams, Robert Luke, Jim Quillen, Ben Rayborn, Darwin Coon, Herbert “Lucky” Juelich, and Jerie Bremmeyer.

Correctional Officers

Philip R. Bergen, Clifford Fish, George DeVincenzi, Ned Ubben, Jerry Wheeler, John Robinson, Frank Heaney, John Hernon, Irving Levinson, Al Bloomquist, James Dukes, John McGoran, Joe Landers, Louis Nelson, Bill Long, Pat Mahoney, Larry Quilligan, Dale Cox, Orrin Maybee, Kingston Witchez, Robert E. Sutter, and Father Bernie Bush.

Former Residents and Correctional Staff / Inmate Relatives

Chuck Stucker, Bob Orr, Thomas Reeves, Bud Hart, Joyce Ritz, Herb Faulk, Don Bowden, John Brunner, Dick Fisher, Kathryn O’Brien, Larry Boyd, Jean Comerford, Harold Clark, Nancy Bertelsen, Ernest Lageson, Agnes Roberts, Phyllis Panter, Jerry Casey, Michael Walter, Cliff Mickleson, Betty Horvath, Ray Stewart, Stanley Stewart, Robert Stites, Jolene Babyak, Renee Keith, Nielen Dickens, and Dena Freeman.

Photography and Illustration Credits

The primary source for prisoner catalog photographs, letters, documents and illustrations are courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration and/or United States Library of Congress Historic Records Collection. Additional sources were used for a variety of the images included in this publication. Specific catalog collection numbers / facility locations or to associate photographs with their specific archive locations, please refer to the print version of this publication.

Images in this collection were all used by permission from the following archival sources:

Al Capone Museum, Mario Gomes Collection

Alcatraz Alumni Association, Courtesy Chuck Stucker

Anne Miller Family Collection

Associated Press Archives

Author’s Historical Artifact and Photograph Collection

Bureau of Prisons Archives

California State Archives

Don Denevi Collection, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Parks Archives, Associated Press Photograph, GOGA Catalog index numbers provided in the print version.