Charles Postell audiovisual materials


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Collection Details

Collection Dates: 1977 – 2003
Scope and Content Note: Two audio recordings
Biographical Note:

Charles Stanley Postell was born in Adel, Georgia in 1939 and attended the University of Georgia's Grady School of Journalism. After working for the Moultrie Observer, the Valdosta Times, and the Miami Herald, he joined the Albany Herald where his work earned him awards from the United Press International and the Associated Press, as well as a position on the board of directors of the Investigative Reporters and Editors organization. 

After covering the 1973 murder of six members of the Alday family in Donalsonville, Georgia, Postell spent ten years corresponding with ringleader Carl Isaacs and published a book, Dead Man Coming, about the murders. In 1980, four of Isaacs' fellow death row inmates escaped from the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville. Charles Postell and his wife Judi were indicted on charges of aiding in their escape, but charges were dropped after Isaacs, the prosecution's key wittness, attempted to extort $15,000 from Postell in exchange for changing his testimony.

Extent: 1 audiocassette 1 microcassette
Related External Collections:

Related materials in other repositories: Charles Postell papers, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Cite Collection As: Charles Postell papers, Walter J. Brown Media Archives, The University of Georgia Libraries

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