Urbano Rubiaco, Jr.


Age: 66

retired correctional officer with the California State Department of Corrections who was widely known for his heroism during the infamous 1971 attempted escape from San Quentin State Prison and survived one of the most violent years in the history of national corrections after he had his throat cut by the inmate hostage takers and was left for dead during the incident that resulted in two inmates and three prison guards being murdered by Black Guerrilla Family co-founder George Jackson as part of a national revolutionary movement in the late 1960's and early 1970's, but the San Quentin tragedy was followed by the New York Attica State Prison riot on Sept. 9, 1971 in which 11 officers and staff were murdered, whose distinguished career also included serving as a parole agent, correctional sergeant, and jail liaison.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: October 1, 1946

Died: January 2, 2013

Novato, California