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Alcatraz Island - Wikipedia

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Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles (2.01 km) offshore from San .... Alcatraz, built as a "heavily fortified military site on the West Coast", formed a "tr...

Alcatraz - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com

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Following construction to make the existing complex at Alcatraz more secure, the maximum-security facility officially opened on July 1, 1934. The first warden ...

BOP: Alcatraz

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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 ...

The History of Alcatraz Island

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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 ...

Alcatraz Prison Closes | History Today

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Mar 3, 2013 ... In the 1850s the United States army built a fortress there, to protect ... In 1933, because escape from it was considered impossible, Alcatraz was ...

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

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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, ...

Famous Inmates of Alcatraz - Biography.com

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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 and Facts About Alcatraz Prison - Geography - About.com

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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 ...

Facts About Alcatraz Prison | USA Today

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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 ...

U.S. Penitentiary Alcatraz - Alcatraz Island (U.S. National Park Service)

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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.