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  • John 9:53 am on October 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , linell dumas, prison   

    Eddie Nash Seen Dockside In 1990 

    During the 80s, Linell Dumas lived in South Central L.A. One can only assume what his relationship to Nash was….a bouncer… a friend of Diles… ???  Nine years after Wonderland, Eddie is seen serving as a character witness to some long ago employee or drug buddy? This seems odd.

    20 Year Old Sophomore in 1981 at Crenshaw High in L.A.

    20 Year Old Sophomore in 1981 at Crenshaw High in L.A.

    In October of 1987, Linell Dumas was caught in connection with the slaying of a woman during a burglary. He fled out of the window and was trying to enter another house when cops apprehended him. The woman he killed was the mother of a sheriff’s deputy. Linell Leonard Dumas is still in prison for this crime and is serving his time at the Lancaster unit in California. He is 52 years old and has spent the past 23 years in prison. Good!

    I wonder what Wonderland secrets Dumas can share. His last appeal was denied in 1997 and in 2009 he attempted to sue a warden of the prison system for violating his human rights and not giving him a parole release date. What else is there to do in jail than to become a half-ass lawyer. What type of “Dumas” calls Eddie Nash to court to testify as a character witness in the first place. Was Dumas at Wonderland that night?

    I would love to see this photo of Eddie. Here is the caption that ran with it:

    Seen dockside: Adel Nasrallah, also known as Eddie Nash, awaiting a new trial after a mistrial in the quadruple 1981 Laurel Canyon murders, had his day in someone else’s court on Wednesday. Nash, held without bail and wearing jail blues, testified during the penalty phase for Linell Dumas, convicted of murdering the mother of a sheriff’s deputy. Nash appeared as a character witness.

    –LA Times, People and Events, Aug. 2, 1990.

    This is Linell’s address in case you want to be his prison pen pal:

    Linell Dumas Jr. # E-75069 C S P – LAC – A1-132L, P O Box 4430, Lancaster, CA 93539.

    • localarts 1:11 pm on October 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Anyone taking a leisurely drive down Dona Lola (pre-wonderland) could spot Linell waxing Eddie’s Lincoln Continental. I doubt Linell Dumas had any involment with the slaying’s but you never know!

      • John 1:37 pm on October 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        I mailed a letter to him in prison. Maybe he’ll be bored and respond.

    • localarts 2:39 pm on October 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Hope so. This should be interesting, maybe at the very least he could give us an idea what it was like having Nash as a “mentor” so to speak.

      • John 5:34 pm on October 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        The present state of overcrowding at Lancaster is BS. However, these ate not mamas boys and I forgot to include a few stamps for Linell to write me back! It must take 40 hours work in the laundry to afford a Snickers or a few postage stamps! I just assume anything sent to a prison gets stolen by the mailroom.

    • criticextraordinaire 3:15 pm on October 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      How cool would it be to have Eddie as a mentor? Being on trial for murder and you call in The Nash as a character witness.

      Just like when Sean Amerson got into trouble at school, and John C. Holmes came to pick him up with all the cafeteria ladies gawking. Awesome, awesome story.

    • localarts 4:55 pm on October 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Your honor, the defense would like to call the king of darkness to the stand… Holmes had his moments I suppose.

    • John 12:36 pm on October 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      from the Wikipedia Crime guys…. Bill Ricco Vlick introducted John to Joy….interesting. However, Holmes claims a hitch hiker took him over to Wonderland the very first time he met the gang:

      Not sure where any of this information came from…I’ll leave it alone because all the ghosts are just that…ghosts. My uncle’s best friend owned 8763 Wonderland in 1981; I met Joy Miller at my uncle’s house Thanksgiving 1978 and Rico (really) referred to her as his “secretary”. Because he was the person who owned the house and also known to the cops, he was the first arrested (released soon after), something I found out when my uncle nearly flipped out (ever the coward) and wanted to hide at our house, something my mother instantly put the kibosh on. I was only 15 at the time, but nothing I heard then or later led me to believe these people were anything but small-time dealers; Rico himself claimed to be involved in bigger trade, and in the early ’80s Eddie Nash’s daughter had more drug trade in her club, the Seven Seas, than a bunch of bikers renting a house in Laurel Canyon. All the coke I saw later on came through rich brats, rockers, pilots and people in the construction or porn business in the Valley, not bikers. Rico called himself a “movie producer” who put up the bread for John Holmes’ last few films, and supposedly connected Holmes with his “secretary” Joy Miller (another reason Holmes came under suspicion after Rico was arrested.)

      • Patrick Engeleiter 6:11 am on July 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        William ‘Rico’ Vlick, still looking for info on Mr Vlick. Anyone who can email or call me with info please do. 414-306-1667.

    • localarts 2:31 pm on October 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Wikipedia is not the most reliable source for information but compared to Holmes, it might as well be gospel.

    • Josh 2:56 am on November 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Read some where on the net that nash passed away in 2015, any truth to that?

  • John 10:34 am on July 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , prison,   

    John Holmes Preferred Suicide To Prison 

    The Nash.

    News Library Catalog Card. Story is not related to the article below.

    Jail and prison suck – unless you’re in Norway. The key is not to get sent to the joint in the first place… unless it turns out like Shawshank at the end, where Morgan Freeman finds you on the beach in Zaywahtaneo’.

    “Bad people with guns, bad breath and no sense of humor.” – I guess Nash couldn’t just laugh off what had happened to him, nor could the cops just chuckle at 4 grisly murders and let that slide. Yeah, lighten up guys.

    The prison morgue workers would have definitely sold Holmes’ johnson to some curiously morbid collector. That had to be going through his mind (that, and paying his editors). The “unit” would have been stored in a jar and featured on an episode of that goofy show “Oddities”. (I love that show!)

    UPI Article. Dec. 5, 1982.

    UPI Article. Dec. 5, 1982.

    • localarts 10:45 am on July 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      “Always willing to help law enforcement” you gotta be kidding me!

      • criticextraordinaire 3:27 pm on October 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Well he did help Tom Blake’s various porno investigations in the 70’s. His portrayal of a no-nonsense detective also was appreciated by cops although many were reticent to admit it, for obvious reasons. Johnny Wadd… the detective’s detective.

    • dreamweaverjenn 10:49 am on July 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I agree. What an ass.

    • Jill C.Nelson 11:59 am on July 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      “Always willing to help law enforcement.” Well, even though it’s never been substantiated, urban legend has it that Holmes provided Tom Blake with “information helping us to bust countless porn sets.” I suppose one could also throw in all the hours taking target practice together at the shooting range at the Los Angeles Police Academy, not to mention the many lunches that Holmes and Blake enjoyed together there — probably on Blake’s dime. Maybe in his own mind, Holmes believed that was helping. 😉 It was Frank Tomlinson who called it, “Holmes outfoxed the LAPD.”

  • John 9:15 am on October 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: prison, vernon bain jail   

    The World’s Largest Prison Ship Turns 20 Years Old 

    Sleeps 800 comfortably…

    Prison ships have been around for centuries. Let’s look at this behemoth today, shall we.

    New York City Prison Barge, The Vernon C. Bain Center (VCBC), is an 800-bed jail barge that is designed to handle inmates from medium- to maximum-security in 16 dormitories and 100 cells. It resides on the East River approximately one mile west of SUNY Maritime College. The barge falls under the New York City Department of Corrections and is part of the vast Rikers Island jail complex, the world’s largest penal colony. The prison barge was built in New Orleans for $161 million and brought to New York in 1992 to reduce overcrowding on the island’s land-bound buildings. Since the jail is not permanently moored to the shore, Coast Guard regulations require that she have 3 maritime crew on board at all time, including a mate, an engineer and an oiler. With this in mind the blog,admiraltymaritimelaw.blogspot.com posed this question.

    If an inmate or an employee is injured on the barge would it fall under admiralty jurisdiction? Believe it or not it appears the question has never been litigated, at least I can’t find it in my search of federal and New York cases.

    The basketball court and “yard” area is in the upper left fenced section, beyond the blue piece.


    gCaptain. http://gcaptain.com/vernon-c-bain-prison-barge/ (for photos and text)


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