"IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK"-
More Preston Castle History
If you have read my first book, "Behind The Walls," which covered the early history of the Preston School of Industry, then you may already know some of the stories hidden behind those castle walls.
In this follow-up book, I have incorporated additional narratives discovered during my continued research. From dangerous and sometimes deadly incidents, to wild and crazy escapes and everything in between, this book is a concise but engaging read for anyone who is interested in learning more about Preston's lost history.
I also provide biographies of some of Preston's most famous and infamous former wards such as Merle Haggard, Rory Calhoun, Edmund "Spud" Murphy, Allen Smiley and Ernest Booth, as well as an entire chapter dedicated to former wards who ended up on Death Row, such as Caryl Chessman, the "Red Light Bandit." Besides the sad, tragic and downright vicious stories that took place there, I also provide several positive stories that came out of the school to show the good that came from the school as well. Come with me to explore more Preston Castle history!
- J'aime Rubio, Author
I want to thank everyone out there who has supported me and my writing by purchasing my first historical book, "Behind The Walls". It took me four years of research and writing to compile several of these stories, some of which had not been written about in nearly 50 to over 100 years. It was certainly a labor of love, and my research will never be fully completed as there are still so many tales left to be told.
If you are a truth seeker, "Behind The Walls" is definitely a book you will want to read. It will open your eyes to the distressing secrets held deep in history behind those ominous walls of Preston Castle. It is a fact based account of murder, mystery and mistreatment. Many might wonder what actually happened to the former inmates and employees of the Preston School of Industry. You will learn about the startling treatment they received and the outcome of their lives. If you want to learn true history about Preston, read this book.