Events Docu-Links
Construction of the new D-Block "Treatment Unit" is completed.
Conversion of prison industries to wartime production begins.
John Bayless attempts to escape from the court room where he is being tried for attempted escape.
Henri Young attempts suicide.
Though it concedes that Harmon Waley's claim that he was coerced into pleading guilty by the FBI "may tax credulity", the Supreme Court refers his case back to the District Court for Northern California so that he may get a hearing.Waley vs. Johnston Decision
The 216th Coast Artillery deploys anti-aircraft guns on the Cell House roof.Gun Crew Regulations
Bernard Paul Coy's Writ of Certiorari is dismissed by the U.S. Supreme Court.Coy vs. U.S. Decision
Cecil Snow fatally stabs Maurice Herring. He is acquitted.
Thomas Wareagle is transferred to Leavenworth Penitentiary.
Alcatraz begins observing "meatless Tuesdays" to conserve food for the war effort.
Federal Prison Industries is authorized to pay Alcatraz prisoners a small wage, ranging from 5 to 12 cents per hour, so that they might be stimulated to work harder for the war effort.
"Birdman" Robert Stroud is transferred from Leavenworth Penitentiary and placed in D Block.Psychiatric Summary for Stroud
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