Thursday, November 6, 2014

Brooklyn's 'Swiss Cheese Prison'

November 2014 Issue Contents
Feature

Unlearned lessons permit 1947 breakout
from the old Raymond Street Jail

Nine escape Brooklyn’s
“Swiss cheese prison”
By Thomas Hunt

"Anthony DiGiovanna approached the guard at Raymond Street Jail’s gate on Ashland Place and handed him a couple of slips of paper. The slips had been signed by the Brooklyn district attorney and granted attorney DiGiovanna access to two clients held within the jail, Joseph Caiazzo and Christopher 'Spud' Elsis. It was just before one o’clock in the afternoon of January 2, 1947..."

33 pages including 4 pages of notes and 24 photographs

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