Inmate 1577

5:33pm

Wed January 18, 2012
Arts & Culture

A writer's take on prisons and a historic prison break

Photo courtesy of http://7thvictim.com/inmate-1577.php

Local author Alan Jacobson writes thrillers, including a popular series that follows the exploits of FBI profiler Karen Vail. His most recent book in the series, Inmate 1577, takes place in San Francisco – specifically, Alcatraz. Jacobson did extensive research on prison life in the 1960s, particularly at the Federal Penitentiary at Alcatraz.

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