Jerry's Riot: The True Story of Montana's 1959 Prison Disturbance
By Kevin S. Giles. Softcover, 464 pages.
Jerry's Riot: The True Story of Montana's 1959 Prison Disturbance examines the explosion that resulted when the prison's new reform warden collided with career convict Jerry Myles, who wanted to run the prison.
Jerry Myles was a joint-wise convict who learned the art of mutiny in Alcatraz and other prisons. Lee Smart was a teenage accomplice who had dreams of the free road, but he was an impulsive murderer. Despite what he preached about rioting over conditions, Myles didn't believe his own words. He couldn't train his thinking on a single plan because his anger toward Warden Floyd Powell and his deputy, Ted Rothe tore at him with sharp monster claws. He knew only that he wanted trouble. They would remember Jerry Myles for what would happen on this day. He was certain of that.
Softcover, 464 pages.