Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles (2.01 km) offshore
from San .... A total of 36 prisoners made 14 escape attempts, two men trying
twice; 23 were caught alive, six were...
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... although more than a dozen known attempts were made over the years.
Alcatraz Long History - Though most prominently known for the years it ... (53° F)
and the swift currents surrounding the island made it an ideal site for a prison, ...
In response, the U.S. Army built a fortress on the rocky face of Alcatraz. They
made plans to install more than 100 cannons, making Alcatraz the most heavily ...
Mar 3, 2013 ... Alcatraz Prison Closes ... A linen postard of Alcatraz from 1932. ... water and
other supplies to the island made it far more expensive than the ...
Aug 22, 2014 ... The only “Rock” back then was Alcatraz, the maximum-security prison ... by the
severity of life at Alcatraz, while restless inmates who made a ...
History: Military Fortress. • On August 5, 1775, Spanish Lt. Juan Manuel de Ayala
sailed his ship into San Francisco Bay and spent several weeks charting the ...
For more history about Alcatraz Island, visit Alcatrazhistory.com. ... One prisoner
made it as far as the rocks beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, where he was ...
Prisons are a reflection of society and the reflection offered by Alcatraz is one of
great ... by crime, a response had to be made and Alcatraz was that response.
Dec 17, 2014 ... GREAT ESCAPE Three convicts who escaped the prison on Alcatraz Island in
1962 using a crude raft could have made it ashore, a new ...