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They were letter alright, just not great ones.
on May 24, 2014
Some of the letters were interesting, but many were from relatives of the inmates to the warden asking mundane questions such as--will you please let me know,when I can visit my son... or something along those lines. The book also seemed to focus on few select inmates, and jumped around between them; many times I was thinking to myself, "Didn't I already read/see this?" I was expecting letters with juicy details of criminal life and prison conditions, but those were few and far between. All in all, the pictures were neat to look at and I learned a few things about Alcatraz so it was "OK."