Release: 1st February 2016
Synopsis: 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.Review:
A shockingly true account of one of the most notorious prisons in the world. Emotional, terrifying and extremely hard hitting, this is one to watch out for.
True crime is one of the most interesting things to read about, and I’ve always been fascinated in learning about the worlds most notorious prisons, so when I saw this I knew I had to get it!
The pure honesty in this book is really brilliant. I love how Jim gave us such a true account of his past, his crimes, and what he went through during his time in Alcatraz.
It left me shocked about how much happened during the time the prison was open, and I loved how we got an insight into the escape too. It kept me so intrigued, and the writing was just something else.
If you’re a fan of true crime, this is definitely the book for you.
You can buy Inside Alcatraz here!