Martin J. McNally, Prison Stories

April 30, 2018

If you have not listened to the 7 part interview with the parachuting skyjacker Martin J. McNally, please stop and go back to listen to those episodes. In this episode, David, a retired Marion prison guard, recounts stories from his life as a guard in the maximum security prison at Marion Illinois. During his time at the facility, he was assigned to the cell block where Martin J. McNally resided. David came to the prison after McNally’s dramatic escape attempts with another well known skyjacker, Garrett Brock Trapnell.    David tells more than stories about Martin J. McNally, he also tells what life behind those walls is really like on a day to day basis.

David has been telling his stories on his You Tube Channel “As The Key Turns.”

 

 

 

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4 comments on “Martin J. McNally, Prison Stories

  1. Great job of editing. I hope you guys enjoyed doing the interview as much as I did. I had no idea you existed until you contacted me for this interview. I learned a lot from the experience. I have mentioned your pod cast a few times now and hope you get some more listeners because of it. Anybody who is interested in organized crime should listen to your very informative and interesting pod casts. Keep up the great work and I look forward to being a long time listener now that I have found you.

    • Gary Jenkins May 1, 2018

      Thank you, I hope you can come back maybe next fall. I am booked up until then. Have a good summer in retirement. I will be checking out your You
      Tube.

  2. MARTIN MCNALLY May 4, 2018

    MARTIN MCNALLY HERE. LISTENED TO THIS. FUNNY STUFF, ALL TRUE. THERE WERE SEVERAL MORE ATTEMPTS TO ESCAPE WHILE AT MARION; ONE, RETURNED FROM USP LEAVENWORTH WITH 17 OTHER CONVICTS WHO TESTIFIED FOR RALPH GAMBINA DURING HIS ESCAPE TRIAL—1975. WHILE RETURNING TO MARION, IN THE BUS, 4 DUDES CAME OUTTA OUR CUFFS and READY TO TAKE THE BUS. I ASKED AL GARZA IF HE KNEW HOW TO UNLOCK THE AIR BRAKE. HE SAID: “WHAT”? I THEN TOLD THE DUDES WE GOTTA CUFF UP BECAUSE WE’LL BE DEAD WITHOUT RELEASING THE BRAKE. WE HAD NO IDEA HOW TO GET IT DONE !!! WHILE AT MARION I EXPENDED THOUSANDS OF HOURS TO LEARN LAW. I BOUGHT LAW BOOKS VALUED AT THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. BILL ME LATER COUPONS.. NEVER PAID THE BILLS, BUT THOSE SURE HELPED ME LEARN LAW TO REVERSE 4 LIFE SENTENCES. IT TOOK 1.5 YEARS WORKING ON THE DIRECT APPEAL—LOTS OF DELAYS. I MADE A LOT OF MONEY DOING STOCK TRADES WHILE IN PRISON. ONE WEEK I LOST 12 GRAND.. GOT OUTTA PRISON WITH OVER 10.5 GRAND. JUST TODAY I DID A SELL ORDER ON 46,000 SHARES OF A COMPANY STOCK. DAY TRADING, MAKING NICE MONEY. SO IT GOES; I’M FREE and DOING WELL STAYING OUTTA TROUBLE. AT 74 I MAY HAVE MANY MORE YEARS ENJOYING LIFE OUT HERE, MAYBE.

  3. MARTIN MCNALLY May 14, 2018

    MARTIN MCNALLY HERE AGAIN.. YOU KNOW HARRY JONES, RETIRED KANSAS CITY STAR REPORTER !!! I’M SURE HE REMEMBERS ME. DURING 1975-76, THE STAR PUBLISHED SEVERAL ARTICLES ABOUT HOW LEAVENWORTH GUARDS WERE ABUSING ME. I WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTER IN SPRINGFIELD.. WAS THERE 21 DAYS. GUARDS ATTACKED ME TWICE.. SERIOUS INJURIES TOO. RETURNED TO LEAVENWORTH and, IN THREE (3) DAYS I WAS AT USP MARION. FILED A LAWSUIT THAT TOOK YEARS TO GET TO COURT. FIVE (5) GUARDS ENTERED FALSE TESTIMONY and I LOST THE CASE. WHILE AT LEAVENWORTH TWO (2) GUARDS WERE MURDERED BY FRIENDS OF MINE; (GUARDS SELLE and JOHNSON). THE COMPOUND HAD A LOT OF SHIVS PRODUCED BY CONVICTS….BUT I HAVE NO IDEA WHO MADE THOSE, EVEN THOUGH I WORKED IN CMS WELDING SHOP, OKAY ??? RECENTLY GOT WORD THAT MUSLIMS IN USP MARION CMU UNIT, ABOUT 30-40 INMATES TOTAL IN CMU, ARE ATTACKING, ASSAULTING, THREATENING and FORCING NON-MUSLIMS to MOVE OUT OF THAT HIGH SECURITY UNIT. THE TOUGH ASS MUSLIMS WANT THAT UNIT TO BE FOR — ONLY MUSLIMS –. I HAVE WAYS TO GET DATA ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS.. SHOCKING REPORT THAT COULD MEAN CHANGES ARE NEEDED IN CMU.