Carrasco Siege Periodical Collection
Scope and Contents
This is a single item collection containing a special insert printed by “The Huntsville Item” newspaper featuring many articles regarding the Carrasco prison siege and hostage standoff at the Huntsville Unit prison.
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Biographical / Historical
In 1974, Fredrico Gomez Carrasco, along with two others, attempted to escape from the Huntsville “Walls” Unit. The offenders took 15 hostages in an attempt to secure a release. The hostage standoff spanned eleven days before its conclusion. Unfortunately, the siege resulted in the deaths of two innocent employees, Yvonne Beseda and Julia Standley.
Language of Materials
This is a single item collection stored within the single item collection archival boxes.
- Carrasco, Frederic Gomez
- Hostage Standoff
- Huntsville (Tex.)
- Huntsville Unit
- Prisons -- Texas
- Reid, Don
- Texas Department of Corrections
- Texas State Penitentiary-- Huntsville Unit (Walls Unit)
- Texas. Department of Criminal Justice
- The Huntsville Item
- Walker County (Tex.)
- Carrasco Siege Periodical Collection
- Sunday Stewart-Smothers
- Language of description
- Script of description