Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore ....
A total of 36 prisoners made 14 escape attempts, two men trying twice; 23 were ...
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... although more than a dozen known attempts were made over the years.
A complete history of Alcatraz Prison. ... unidentified ship, and miss its target, the
island had lived up to its self-made reputation as an icon of U.S. military power.
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.
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Aug 21, 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 1933, because escape from it was considered impossible, Alcatraz was taken
... to the island made it far more expensive than the other federal penitentiaries.