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Voyage To The Rock It was a foggy January morning 56 years ago when he first boarded a boat to a prison built on an island.
He never thought he would do it again half a century later — voluntarily, with tourists. And we didn't know where we were. Except now, instead of a shower room, the hallway ends in a gift shop.
At the front of the gift shop, Baker saw a former Alcatraz prison guard named Pat Mahoney, signing books at the author's desk with his wife. He and Mahoney quickly sounded like old friends, chatting about people they remembered from years ago.
Baker then made his way up the stairs to the place he had come to see: the cell block. It has three tiers of faded yellow and green cells with peeling paint and rusting bars. But Baker said, to him, it looks almost the same. He stood in the middle of a throng of tourists listening to an audio walking tour, while staring up at the cells.
I haven't analyzed that part of it yet and I intend to," he said. Remembering His 'Shade Tree' He walked to the prison rec yard, one of his favorite places while imprisoned here, stopping in front of a small patch of dirt.
He said he once planted a tree there, and watered it everyday for weeks and watched it grow.
But one day all that watering caught the eye of a guard. And he came over and said 'What are you watering They don't need watering.
The next day, Baker said, all the weeds and his tree were gone. I was madder than hell," he said pausing. He cursed out loud about the guard until he fell against the prison wall crying.
He sat out in that concrete yard for a while, watching the boats pass under the Golden Gate Bridge. Baker was raised mostly by relatives. His mother gave him up with he was three.
She told him she could not afford to keep him. By 16, he was one his own. He was married once; he doesn't have any children. He said he learned all his best tricks about how to cash bad checks here on Alcatraz — and kept at it long after he left.
Nighttime On The Rock Back inside rangers were ushering the last of the tourists out the door. As darkness fell, there were only a few rangers left, locking the doors.
It was just as he remembered: small and cramped, a metal bed, a sink and a desk. He said he spent most of the time in his cell day dreaming, "taking trips" in his mind to other places. Being back, he said, was making him a little anxious. I'm a short timer. I can count the hours down now," he said, sounding like he was trying to reassure himself.
Bill Baker, now 80, arrived at The Rock as an inmate in But his proudest achievement by far is holding the North American high score in Galaga. As published on page 34 of the fictional magazine Commerce Quantified, fictional literary critic Nancy Gleinen reviews Soto's latest publication. Diego Soto goes behind the bars and unlocks the twisted lives of a population formerly lost to history.
If you want a healthy dose of murder, regret, and intrigue, don't resort to watching soap operas - head out to your local bookstore and pick up the latest entry in Soto's already impressive oeuvre that I like to call 'Alcatraz revisited. It's as if they're reanimating before your very eyes! Despite the human-centric title, the book also delves into the foreboding setting of Alcatraz Island. He finds a way to transform the irregular outcropping into a shiv of brilliance. It is the judge, jury and executioner in this sordid tale of amorality run amok; no matter how notable the real-life characters in this book may be, they will never overshadow the prison itself.
But don't take my word for it - Soto's whimsical prose speaks for itself. Here's an excerpt from the opening chapter of Inmates: "Everything about USP Alcatraz is larger than life; the people, the history, even the daily operations boggle the mind. For instance, the feds shipped about a million gallons of fresh waster from the mainland every week.