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...
Following construction to make the existing complex at Alcatraz more secure, the
maximum-security facility officially opened on July 1, 1934. The first warden ...
The cells in A-Block were only used a few times for (rare) short term lock-up
periods when an inmate did not require full solitary confinement seclusion, but ...
These historical works were created from over twenty years of source record
research and first person interviews conducted with numerous Alcatraz prisoners,
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, ...
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 ...
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 ... In the 1850s the United States army built a fortress there, to protect ... In 1933,
because escape from it was considered impossible, Alcatraz was ...
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 ...
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.