Obituary for Donald E. Martin

February 1st, 2012 Comments Off on Obituary for Donald E. Martin

Below is the obituary for Donald E. Martin, Ernesto Rodriguez’s attorney in the DeLaPaz case. Martin died on January 11, 2012.

Obituary for Donald E. Martin

Read More about Donald Martin’s representation of Ernesto Rodriguez in Chapter 12 and Chapter 13 of the book.

Warden Herbert Hann

October 16th, 2011 Comments Off on Warden Herbert Hann

The clippings below are about the resignation of Herbert Hann, Ernesto Rodriguez’s warden at the Lincoln, Nebraska State Penitentiary.

Read More about Ernesto Rodriguez’ experiences with Warden Hann in Chapters Seven and Eleven of In the Iron Cage.

Paintings Depict the Hispanic Experience

October 16th, 2011 Comments Off on Paintings Depict the Hispanic Experience

“Crazy Jack” Hyatt

October 16th, 2011 Comments Off on “Crazy Jack” Hyatt

The clippings below are about Jack Hyatt and his role in the 1952 riots. Click each clipping for a larger image.


Read More About Crazy Jack Hyatt in the Prelude of In the Iron Cage

James W. Hudson

October 16th, 2011 Comments Off on James W. Hudson

The news clipping below is an obituary of sorts for James W. Hudson, one of the ringleaders of the 1952 riot at Southern Michigan Prison. Hudson was fatally burned in his cell at Marquette prison four years later by another inmate, Harold Hummel.

Read more about Hudson and Hummel in Chapter Nine of In the Iron Cage.

Santa Fe Prison Guard Dead; Inmate Found Hanged in Cell

June 7th, 2011 Comments Off on Santa Fe Prison Guard Dead; Inmate Found Hanged in Cell

This article about former Waupun prison guard Harvey Winans and the prison riot in Santa Fe Prison was published in the New York Times in 1981. Ernesto Rodriguez notes:

“Roger Crist (a former Wisconsin Deputy Warden fired from Waupun) was hired to become the Corrections Director in the State of New Mexico. He recruited a sadistic Waupun guard, Harvey Winans, to be the warden in the New Mexico State Penitentiary at Santa Fe. Because of their stupidity, Winans’ office was fire bombed and it keyed the worst riot in history. Read, The Devil’s Butcher Shop by Roger Morris.”

Read the full article at NYTimes.com, and read about Harvey Winans and Ernesto Rodriguez’s experiences in Waupun Prison in chapters eleven and thirteen of In the Iron Cage.

The Paradox of Supermax

June 7th, 2011 Comments Off on The Paradox of Supermax

Article by Jeffrey Kluger, published in Time Magazine, February 5, 2007.

Read the Full Article at Time.com, and read about Ernesto Rodriguez’s experiences in the book.

Waupun’s ‘violent history’ sparks call for prison closing; release program

May 22nd, 2011 Comments Off on Waupun’s ‘violent history’ sparks call for prison closing; release program

Ernesto Rodriguez is quoted in this article from the Milwaukee Community Journal. As chairman of the Corrections Committee of the Governor’s Council on Hispanic Affairs, he called for the closure of Waupun prison once a new state prison was completed. Click the pages below to read the full-size article.
Read more about Ernesto Rodriguez’s experiences at Waupun prison in Chapter Eleven of In the Iron Cage.

Prison hopes to hire more black workers

May 22nd, 2011 Comments Off on Prison hopes to hire more black workers

This news article about Warden Warren Young of the Waupun Correctional Institute was clipped by Ernesto Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Journal. Click on the image below to view the full-size article. Read more about Ernesto Rodriguez’s experiences at Waupun Correctional Institution in Chapter Eleven of In the Iron Cage.

Ex-Convict Lauded for Making New Life

May 7th, 2011 Comments Off on Ex-Convict Lauded for Making New Life