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Jolene Babyak

Jolene Babyak

Jolene Babyak is the author or four books about Alcatraz where she lived twice as a child. Beginning in the 1980s writing about families who lived there, she subsequently wrote “BirdMan, The Many Faces of Robert Stroud,” “Breaking the Rock,” about the infamous 1962 escape which occurred while she lived there and “Alcatraz Most Wanted, Profiles of the Most Famous Prisoners on the Rock.” Increasingly her focus has been the early lives and psychological/emotional events which led men to the infamous prison.
Guest Appearances
December 28, 2020

Escaping Alcatraz!

Former Alcatraz resident and author Jolene Babyak discusses the escapes and what it was like living on the island when it was a prison.