Robert Franklin Stroud (January 28, 1890 – November 21, 1963), aka the "Birdman of Alcatraz".
He ran away from home at 13, became a pimp at age 18 in Alaska, shot to death a John who didn’t pay and got violent with one of his girls at 19. Convicted of manslaughter, but then got known for being a violent predatory psychopath in the joint. Ended up stabbing a guard to death at age 26, for which he received the death penalty. His death sentence was commuted to life in solitary confinement by President Wilson. Stroud then went completely nuts - getting into ornithology at Leavenworth. He married an ornithology groupie by proxy. He got transferred to Alcatraz before getting transferred out to Missouri due to ailing health. He died of old age in that Missouri prison at the age of 73, having spent 42 of his 53 jail years in solitary.
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