The Resource Dead run : the untold story of Dennis Stockton and America's only mass escape from death row, Joe Jackson and William F. Burke

Dead run : the untold story of Dennis Stockton and America's only mass escape from death row, Joe Jackson and William F. Burke

Label
Dead run : the untold story of Dennis Stockton and America's only mass escape from death row
Title
Dead run
Title remainder
the untold story of Dennis Stockton and America's only mass escape from death row
Statement of responsibility
Joe Jackson and William F. Burke
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Summers are always stifling in southern Virginia, and they're even hotter on the Mecklenburg Correctional Center's Death Row when Dennis Stockton arrives there in July 1983. Charged with murder for hire, Stockton insisted he was innocent, but his jury sentenced him to die. In prison, he begins keeping a diary and it soon becomes his lifeline, nurturing dreams of freedom and publication as an author." "Mecklenburg's officials had always prided themselves on running a secure prison, but that left them vulnerable to an ingenious escape conspiracy. Though indispensable in the plotting, Stockton decides not to run, betting instead on a new trial and exoneration. The escape of the "Mecklenburg Six" is dazzlingly suspenseful, as they take hostages, don guards' uniforms, and, staging a monumental bluff, make history with America's first mass escape from Death Row. Meanwhile, Stockton notes it all in his journal." "After the escape, a Norfolk newspaper editor, William F. Burke, Jr., writes to the remaining inmates, seeking information on the unprecedented breakout. Stockton's diary becomes the most revealing account, and when excerpts are published, a scandalous portrait of Death Row emerges: bribed guards, marijuana plants, homebrew alcohol, weapon stashes, unlocked cell doors, and jailhouse sex. Overnight, Stockton becomes the most hated man in Virginia's prisons for his expose. During the next eleven years, he survives plots against his life and endures subhuman conditions. Throughout his ordeal he struggles to find his voice as a writer, while battling to gain a new trial and escape the "monster factory," his name for Death Row. As Stockton's scheduled execution nears, the case against him begins unraveling, leaving readers to ponder the true nature of justice." "Burke and Joe Jackson, a reporter colleague, investigate Stockton's persistent claims of innocence and discover that everything he has asserted checks out, from his version of the closing hours of a lonely country diner to his allegations of a secret prosecution deal with the witness whose testimony convicted him. They uncover a sinister underworld in Stockton's small town and fill in the frame that was hung around his neck."--Jacket
Related
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 364.66/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV8658.S76
LC item number
J33 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Dead run : the untold story of Dennis Stockton and America's only mass escape from death row, Joe Jackson and William F. Burke
Label
Dead run : the untold story of Dennis Stockton and America's only mass escape from death row, Joe Jackson and William F. Burke
Link
Publication
Related Contributor
Related Location
Related Agents
Related Authorities
Related Subjects
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • William Styron
  • The Great Escape
  • Cell Block Diagram
  • The Retribution
  • Execution Day
Control code
ocm40979854
http://library.link/vocab/cover_art
https://secure.syndetics.com/index.aspx?type=xw12&client=216-623-2800&isbn=9780812932065&upc=&oclc=%28OCoLC%2940979854/LC.JPG
Dimensions
24 cm
http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
{'CPL-MAIN': 'https://search.clevnet.org/client/en_US/cpl-main/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:2337498/ada', 'CONN-MAIN': 'https://search.clevnet.org/client/en_US/conn-main/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:2337498/ada', 'SA-MAIN': 'https://search.clevnet.org/client/en_US/sa-main/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:2337498/ada', 'MML-MAIN': 'https://search.clevnet.org/client/en_US/mml-main/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:2337498/ada', 'TW-MAIN': 'https://cplo.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/clevnet/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:2337498/ada', 'BSTL-MAIN': 'https://search.clevnet.org/client/en_US/bstl-main/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:2337498/ada', 'CH-MAIN': 'https://search.clevnet.org/client/en_US/ch-main/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:2337498/ada'}
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780812932065
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99020687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)40979854

Library Locations

    • BRISTOL/Bristol Main LibraryBorrow it
      1855 Greenville Rd P.O. Box 220, Bristolville, OH, 44402, US
      41.38698 -80.86762499999999
    • CLV HTS/Lee Road LibraryBorrow it
      2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH, 44118, US
      41.4957521 -81.5646479
    • CONNEAUT/Main LibraryBorrow it
      304 Buffalo St, Conneaut, OH, 44030, US
      41.9452811 -80.556753
    • MCKINLEY/McKinley Memorial LibraryBorrow it
      40 N. Main St., Niles, OH, 44446, US
      41.180996 -80.7660693
    • SANDUSKY/Main LibraryBorrow it
      114 W. Adams St., Sandusky, 44870
      41.453167 -82.71071409999999
    • TWINSBURG/Main LibraryBorrow it
      10050 Ravenna Rd, Twinsburg, 44087
      41.3173847 -81.4488209
Processing Feedback ...