Why Did Alcatraz Close?

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Alcatraz closed primarily because of increasing costs and worsening facilities. Operationally, Alcatraz was the dearest prison of any federal institution or state. It was determined that other establishments could provide the same purpose at a lower cost.
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Alcatraz, also referred to as The Rock, has been a military prison, a federal prison,and is currently a historic site visitors can visit. It was closed in 1963 because it was just
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Alcatraz was closed because it was too costly to keep running the prison. Repairs and maintenance of the prison were estimated between $3 and $5 million.
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The following is an explanation given by the US department of justice web site: On March 21, 1963, USP Alcatraz closed after 29 years of operation. It did not close because of the
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The reasons were primarily financial ut with some operational concerns Cost of operations were high. Other highly secure facilities were built nearby. The buildings were deteriorating
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