IV-"In S.F. Cell at 18, Al Learned Paths of Crime" - Pierre Salinger - San Francisco Chronicle

IV-"In S.F. Cell at 18, Al Learned Paths of Crime" - Pierre Salinger - San Francisco Chronicle

by: Pierre Salinger | publication date: January 29, 1953 | Publication: San Francisco Chronicle | pages: 1

"It was in 1941 that Al, an 18-year-old from San Joaquin Valley, came to San Francisco to see how he could make it out on his own in the big city. He was broke and friendless. One day, he spotted a new red bicycle in front of a house out in the avenues. He needed transportation, so he stole the bike. It was the first time he had ever committed a crime of any sort. Two days later, he was caught. . ."

In the fourth installment to the California Jails Expose series, Salinger profiles Al, a young inmate he meets at San Joaquin County jail.

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