Guess that reporter didn't talk to James Stockdale, Jerm. Denton, and the others in the Alcatraz jail. Stockdale was said to have:
plus his hearing was destroyed to where he had to wear hearing aids the rest of his life. ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Stockdale.... shoulders had been wrenched from their sockets, his leg shattered by angry villagers and a torturer, and his back broken.