In "The Stool Pigeon," Devil's Island convicts protest prison conditions by taking their warden hostage.
As the episode opens, a group of libres, prisoners with certain freedoms, are racing cockroaches and discussing the attempted escape of a fellow inmate. Is is possible to survive the many dangers that surround them-- an impenetrable jungle, hostile natives, nearby countries that offer no aid, and miles of ocean between them...and anywhere else?
Aside from those deterrents, the libres suspect a stool pigeon who alerts the officials when there is an escape. How else could the officials know so much?
Soon afterward, the escaped man is caught and punished. Then, the conditions on the island become worse. In response, the prisoners decide they have had enough. They decide to stand against tyranny and inhumanity...by holding the warden hostage.
Will their plan work? Or, is it a way to discover the identity of the stool pigeon who betrays them?
"The Stool Pigeon" was written, produced and directed by Antony Ellis. John Dehner starred. Also appearing Parley Baer, Tony Barrett, Edgar Barrier, Jim Nusser, and Joseph Kearns. This episode aired on September 20, 1955.
(Image of Devil's Island, French Guiana from Wikipedia)