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Title Eleven Days in Hell : the 1974 Carrasco Prison Siege at Huntsville, Texas
Published [Place of publication not identified] : University of North Texas Press, 2004
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Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; One -- "Stop right there or I'll kill you!"; Two -- "Let's get the hell out of here."; Three -- "There's a man up here with a gun."; Four -- "Fred, what the hell are you doing?"; Five -- "I'm scared and sick, just sick."; Six -- "Put down your arms and surrender safely."; Seven -- "He will kill those people."; Eight -- "My God! They've shot Mr. Robinson."; Nine -- "We die a million deaths."; Ten -- "You play the cards you're dealt."; Eleven -- "We have more time."; Twelve -- "If you want to come, just come ahead."; Thirteen -- "We will assassinate everyone!"
Summary One of the longest hostage-taking sieges in the history of the United States took place in Texas's Huntsville State Prison in the summer of 1974. Federico Carrasco, a former drug boss, and two other inmates used smuggled guns to take eleven civilian prison workers hostage in the prison library. They planned to escape using the hostages as shields in a moving barricade, but W.J. Estelle, Jr., Director of the Texas Department of Corrections, had his team blast the barricade with water hoses. In a violent end to the standoff, Carrasco committed suicide, one of his two accomplices was killed (the other later executed), and two hostages were murdered by their captors
Subject Carrasco, Fred, -1974.
Texas. State Penitentiary at Huntsville.
Hostage negotiations -- Texas -- Huntsville.
Prison riots -- Texas -- Huntsville.
Prison violence -- Texas -- Huntsville.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1280507845