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S: Bird man of Alcatraz By: Alex Baksa

BC: Authors Note I chose my topic because I thought that in prison you were not allowed to do anything, I wanted to expand on the topic more. I think the most interesting thing was when I found out that he was able to publish books.I am still wondering why the guards let him continue his education on birds.

FC: By: Alex Baksa

1: The Birdman of Alcatraz By: Alex Baksa | Escape Proof

2: Text and Design Layout ©2012 By Alex Baksa LMMS Publishing in partnership with Mixbook Summary: Robert Stroud was a prisoner at Alcatraz(The Rock) and enjoyed studying birds. 1. Nonfiction- Alcatraz 2. Nonfiction- Canaries 3. Nonfiction- Robert Stroud

3: This is book dedicated to all the prisoners that escaped Alcatraz. | Alcatraz Museum

4: In the year 1775 Alcatraz was discovered By Don Juan Manuel. Alcatraz is located in San Francisco, California. In 1906 Alcatraz became a low-security prison. In 1943 Alcatraz was turned over to the U.S.Department of Justice and became a high-security prison. It was examined by security experts.

5: Alcatraz was capable of holding 600 prisoners at a time. However, due to security reasons the prison only housed 300 prisoners. There was one guard for every three prisoners. Alcatraz is now a national landmark as a museum. You can go on a tour and even see where Robert Stroud's prison cell was. | Alcatraz Side View

6: In 1909, Stroud was convicted of manslaughter. While serving his prison sentence at the U.S. Penitentiary on McNeil Island in Washington, he viciously attacked another inmate. | Robert Stroud mug shot

7: In 1916, Stroud murdered a Leavenworth prison guard. He was convicted of first-degree murder and he received the death sentence. It was Robert Stroud's violent behavior that earned him time in segregation. | Alcatraz Cell House

8: One of Stroud's Publications.

9: Another one of Stroud's Publications.

10: Robert Stroud | . Prison officials allowed Stroud to study birds because it was seen as a constructive use of his time. While Stroud was in prison he published many books. He wrote Stroud's Digest on Diseased Birds and Diseases on Canaries

11: Alcatraz Cell House | Robert Stroud was transferred to Alcatraz on December 19th, 1942

12: In 1943, Stroud was assessed by psychiatrist and diagnosed him as a psychopath, with an I.Q. of 134.

13: In 1959, Stroud was transferred to the Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri, where he died on November 21, 1963.

14: Glossary Alcatraz-(N.) A rocky island in San Francisco Bay, California, site of a federal penitentiary. Convicted-(V.) Declare (someone) to be guilty of a criminal offense by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law. Manslaughter-(N.) The crime of killing a human being without malice before thought or otherwise in circumstances not amounting to murder. \Segregation-(N.)1.The action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things or being set apart. Psychopath-(N.) Mental illness or disorder.

15: Works Cited | "Birdman of Alcatraz"Alcatraz History Ocean View Publishing Company. ND. http://www.alcatrazhistory.com/stroud.htm | Susan Sloate. The Secerts of Alcatraz. New York,NY Sterling Publishing INC ,2008

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