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Alcatraz Island


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...

Alcatraz - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com


Find out more about the history of Alcatraz, including videos, interesting articles, ... although more than a dozen known attempts were made over the years.

Alcatraz Facts & Figures


Families did most of their shopping on the mainland since the prison boat made twelve scheduled runs to the Van Ness Street Pier each day. The Warden lived ...

Home - AlcatrazHistory.com


These historical works were created from over twenty years of source record research and first person interviews conducted with numerous Alcatraz prisoners,  ...

The Long History of Alcatraz Island, California - Legends of America


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, ...

History and Facts About Alcatraz Prison - Geography - About.com


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 ...

Famous Inmates of Alcatraz - Biography.com


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 ...

Alcatraz Prison Closes | History Today


Mar 3, 2013 ... Robert Stroud, the 'birdman of Alcatraz', a psychopathic murderer who had ... water and other supplies to the island made it far more expensive ...

Facts About Alcatraz Prison | USA Today


Inmates made 14 escape attempts in the 29 years that Alcatraz operated as a federal prison. According to the official record, no one has ever escaped from ...

Frequently Asked Questions - Alcatraz Legends and Lore


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 ...

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10 Things You May Not Know About Alcatraz - History in the Headlines


Mar 21, 2013 ... Get all the facts and figures about the island of Alcatraz, commonly ... Park Service recently rebuilt an Alcatraz water tower, it made sure to ...

The History of Alcatraz Island


Today, Alcatraz is one of the biggest tourist magnets and most famous landmarks of San Francisco. The island's mystique, which was created primarily by books ...

BOP: Alcatraz


The Army also made plans to install more than 100 cannons on the island, making Alcatraz the most heavily fortified military site on the West Coast. Together ...