III-"Ugly Violence Behind Bars" - Pierre Salinger - San Francisco Chronicle

III-"Ugly Violence Behind Bars" - Pierre Salinger - San Francisco Chronicle

Reporter Tells How Cellmate Blew His Top

by: Pierre Salinger | publication date: January 28, 1953 | Publication: San Francisco Chronicle | pages: 1

"There was violence, sudden and ugly, in the San Joaquin County Jail in downtown Stockton on Saturday night. It came without warning. We had just finished our evening meal, a poorly cooked stew, when the cell door opened and a man in his late forties was shoved in the door. He was neatly dressed in a sports jacket and slacks, with a pale green sports shirt. As soon as the door closed behind him, he began to beat on the door's bars with his bare fists. . ."

In the third installment to the California Jails Expose series, Pierre Salinger describes a fight he witnesses while at San Joaquin County Jail.

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