PALO ALTO, CA (September 16, 1997) The GAzis-SAx Web Sites announced the first web page to give readers more than a glimpse into the hidden lives of Alcatraz prisoners. Alcatraz: The Warden Johnston Years goes beyond popular films, books, and rumor to tell the untold stories of the public enemies who were incarcerated on The Rock, America's most infamous prison.

Award-winning web author Joel GAzis-SAx names the snitch who betrayed the plans for the 1939 escape in which Arthur "Doc" Barker was killed, one year before the event. He reveals medical reports which show that the first man to attempt escape from the Rock suffered from an untreated thyroid condition which drove him mad. And he shares with readers original documents and research about Al "Scarface" Capone, George "Machine-Gun" Kelly, Alvin "Creepy" Karpis, "Birdman" Robert Stroud, Henri Young, and other residents of America's Devil Island.

"This site goes beyond popular movies and books to share stories you never knew about the forgotten men of Alcatraz," said Joel GAzis-SAx, author of the GAzis-SAx Web Sites. "I've designed original exhibits which will tell you about the lives of the Public Enemies under the watch of the Bureau of Prisons. You won't get to shake Al Capone's hand, but there is stuff here which will put you almost right next to him. As I continue to delve into archives and add more original documents and research, you will meet other remarkable men at this site."

Alcatraz: The Warden Johnston Years also features a search engine for finding prisoners, historic photos, a bibliography, and biographies of famous convicts. While of interest to scholars, this site also seeks to entertain and inform casual web browsers, tourists planning trips to the Rock, journalists, genealogists, and students.

Alcatraz: The Warden Johnston Years is one of the GAzis-SAx Web Sites, dedicated to providing the web-browsing public with quality content. Mr. GAzis-SAx resides in Palo Alto, California. Please contact Joel GAzis-SAx directly at (650)423-4523 or send email to for more information. Visit the site at

Copyright 1997 by Joel GAzis-SAx. All Rights Reserved.