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Prison Hostage

The Siege of the Walls Prison in Huntsville, Texas. Criminology Studies S. v. 2

By (author) Ronald W. Robinson
Genres: Prisons
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Oct 1997
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0773485643
ISBN-13: 9780773485648
Barcode No: 9780773485648
This is an account of an 11-day takeover behind the walls of the Texas state prison in Huntsville in summer, 1974. Three inmates siezed control of the school-library complex and took 11 prison employees hostage. It was the longest recorded instance of prison inmates holding hostages, and ended in death for several of the hostages and two of the inmates.

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