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Alcatraz Island - Wikipedia


Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles (2.01 km) offshore from San .... water saturation had severely eroded the buildings, then Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy ordered t...

Alcatraz closes its doors - Mar 21, 1963 - HISTORY.com


The end of its prison days did not end the Alcatraz saga. In March 1964, a group of Sioux claimed that the island belonged to them due to a 100-year-old treaty.

Alcatraz - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com


Find out more about the history of Alcatraz, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, ... After the prison was shut down due to high operating costs, the island was ... Among those who did time at The Rock was the notorious Prohibition-era  ...

Alcatraz Facts & Figures


Where did the families of the guard staff live? ... Families did most of their shopping on the mainland since the prison boat made ... Why did Alcatraz close?

BOP: Alcatraz


If a man did not behave at another institution, he could be sent to Alcatraz, where the .... On March 21, 1963, USP Alcatraz closed after 29 years of operation.

Alcatraz Closes - Alcatraz 101


ALCATRAZ CLOSES 94. Why did Alcatraz close? One reason was money. Alcatraz had always been an ex-pensive proposition, being on an island. Everything ...

Alcatraz in final days revealed in new photos released for 50th ...


Mar 21, 2013 ... The final days of Alcatraz revealed in new photographs released for 50th ... an order in 1962 to close the prison due to its expensive upkeep and its ..... class with boyfriend Karl Cook The Big Bang Theory actress did not let a ...

50 years after 'Escape from Alcatraz' prison break, sisters of inmates ...


Jun 13, 2012 ... Fifty-years after the famed 'Escape from Alcatraz' 1962 prison break, two of ... Out of the 36 Alcatraz inmates who tried to flee before the prison was closed in ... it was very meticulous what they did, how they escaped from here.

Haunted Alcatraz - Ghosts of the Prairie


From the time it became a federal prison in 1934 until it was closed down in 1963 , ... And those who survived it often did so at the cost of their sanity... and some ...



How many prisoners did Alcatraz have at any given time? .... USP Alcatraz closed on March 21, 1963 (last prisoners removed on this day) and was transferred to ...