X-"Behind Prison Bars: Guard Killed By Inmate at Soledad" -Our Correspondent - San Francisco Chronicle

X-"Behind Prison Bars: Guard Killed By Inmate at Soledad" -Our Correspondent - San Francisco Chronicle

From Our Correspondent

by: Our Correspondent | publication date: March 5, 1971 | Publication: San Francisco Chronicle | pages: A1

". . .Officer Robert J. McCarthy, 43, was the eighth man, including three officers to be killed at Soledad in the past 13 months. Hugo Pinell, 26, an inmate convicted of rape in San Francisco in 1965, and currently serving a life sentence for attacking a San Quentin correctional officer in 1968, was being questioned yesterday by Monterey country district attorney investigators. . ."

This article reports on the death of a prison guard at Folsom Prison. He was stabbed in the neck by an inmate held in Soledad Prison's "adjustment center." Although signed anonymously as "Our Correspondent," Charles Howe spent a week serving as a guard at San Quentin Prison and is likely to have contributed to the report.

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