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Add a Review. Add To List. Moose Flannagan moves with his family to Alcatraz so his dad can work as a prison guard and his sister, Natalie, can attend a special school. But Natalie has autism, and when she's denied admittance to the school, the stark setting of Alcatraz begins to unravel the tenuous coping mechanisms Moose's family has used for dealing with her disorder.
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Alcatraz Island in the s isn't the most normal place to grow up, but it's home for Moose Flanagan, his autistic sister, Natalie, and all the families of the guards. When Moose's dad gets promoted to Associate Warden, despite being an unlikely candidate, it's a big deal. Once he wrote a piece of music for me. What else can you tell us about Capone? This trip was supposed to be top secret.
Walter Winchell, the radio gossip columnist, broadcast the exact train, route and layover. No one to this day knows who leaked this information to Winchell. Since my dad did not have a radio, he was shocked to see the press out in full force when the train pulled into St. He suggested that he and my father be handcuffed while Charlie and the guard put their guns dismantled under the seats, blast out onto the platform and bash cameras and create a distraction.
Dad and Al hightailed it off the other side and ran, shackled together, to the next train for Al to get home. What was the scariest place on the island? There were no scary places for me on Alcatraz. The only person who scared the liver out of me was the Warden. What do you miss most about Alcatraz? I miss Alcatraz because there was such enormous good will among the families on the island.
We understood our rules. They made sense. Did your parents ever worry about you living on the island? They never voiced any concern. Not everybody opted to live on Alcatraz. Some felt the community on Alcatraz was too small. What was the scariest part of living on Alcatraz?
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We heard that our fathers could be fired if we got in trouble. What was your favorite Alcatraz prank?
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Did you ever break an Alcatraz rule? I broke all sign rules. Any fence or sign was subject to a violation. Did you need to treat your father differently than you might have ordinarily? Did convicts ever seem like they knew you? We used to help the convicts load the laundry and the trash on the truck. They just seemed like adults to us.
My sister was older and she remembers the cons that had trade talents—plumbers and electricians—coming into our home to help us out. Once a convict asked her if we were the Stuckers from Leavenworth. That upset her. I met Montgomery who was a pass man for Warden Swope. Were you ever on the island during an escape attempt? Yes, but I was a baby at the time. I do remember hearing rebellious behavior in the cell block. The prison population would rattle cups on the bars, yell and scream.
My sister remembers hearing the escape siren going off.
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The protocol was to lock yourself in your apartment and wait. The fear was that a convict would grab a hostage. What do you miss the most? The social group and the fishing. There was no limit to the amount of fish you could catch. No game warden. I caught capazoni, eel, perch, sting ray, sand and leopard sharks up to four and five feet long.
Any do-overs? Every kid wanted to go in the cellblock. You had to be twenty-one years old to get in there. Can you describe your first look inside the cell house? It was intimidating. It felt like I was in a zoo. I did not want to stare.
There are a million myths about Alcatraz. How would you like to set the record straight?