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Alcatraz Island is located in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles (2.01 km) offshore from San .... salt water saturation had severely eroded the buildings, then Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy ordered the penitentiary closed on March 21 , 1963.


The Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary or United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island was a maximum ... Faced with high maintenance costs and a poor reputation, Alcatraz closed on March 21, 1963. The three-story cellhouse ..... Several riots did break out in the dining hall during Alcatraz's history. Those prisoners who were not ...


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.


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  ...


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.


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?


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


Mar 21, 2013 ... The final days of Alcatraz revealed in new photographs released for 50th ... signed an order in 1962 to close the prison due to its expensive upkeep and its ..... I did the tour a few years back, and it is quite awesome, it has ...


Mar 21, 2014 ... Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary was conceived as a place to put the worst of the worst. The prisoners that kept starting problems at the other ...