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Robert Stroud

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Robert Stroud
Stroud in 1951
Born(1890-01-28)January 28, 1890
DiedNovember 21, 1963(1963-11-21) (aged 73)
Other namesThe Birdman of Alcatraz
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
SpouseDella May Spore
Parent(s)Benjamin Stroud
Elizabeth Stroud
Criminal charge
Penalty54 yrs overall
12 years imprisonment
6 months imprisonment
Death, commuted to life imprisonment with the possibility of parole

Robert Franklin Stroud (January 28, 1890 – November 21, 1963), known as the "Birdman of Alcatraz", was an American convicted murderer, federal prisoner and author. He was one of the most notorious criminals in the United States.[1][2][3]

During his time at Leavenworth Penitentiary, he sold birds and became a respected ornithologist. He was transferred to Alcatraz, where he was incarcerated from 1942 to 1959.

Stroud was never released from the federal prison system; he was imprisoned from 1909 to his death in 1963.

References[change | change source]

  1. Gregory 2008, p. 37.
  2. Ryan & Schlup 2006, p. 2012.
  3. Benton, Lisa M. (1998). The Presidio: From Army Post to National Park. UPNE. p. 228. ISBN 978-1-55553-335-9.