Malcolm Braly

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Malcolm Braly
Born July 25, 1925
Portland, Oregon
Died April 7, 1980
Occupation Novelist
Nationality American
Period 1960-1979
Subjects prison, incarceration
Notable work(s) On the Yard (1967)

Malcolm Braly (July 25, 1925 – April 7, 1980[1]) was an American author born in Portland, Oregon. He spent much of his life in and out of various prisons, including Folsom Prison and San Quentin. His most acclaimed novel, On the Yard, was first published in 1967,[2] and adapted to film in 1979.[3] His other books include Felony Tank (1961), Shake Him Till He Rattles (1963), It's Cold Out There (1966), False Starts: A Memoir of San Quentin and Other Prisons (1976), and The Protector (1979).


  1. ^ Fraser, C. Gerald (1980-04-09). "MALCOLM BRALY, 50; WRITER ON PRISONS; Spent 20 Years in Institutions Author of 'On the Yard' and San Quentin Memoirs Talents Are Discovered". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-12. 
  2. ^ Rhodes, Richard (1967-10-22). "San Quentin Survival Kit". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-12. 
  3. ^ "Stir Fry". Time Magazine. 1979-02-12. Retrieved 2010-05-12. 

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