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www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Alcatraz-prison-s-63-death-sentence-4368725.php

Mar 19, 2013 ... Thursday is a red-letter day in the history of Alcatraz Island - the 50th anniversary of the day the prison closed. It was the end of one era and the beginning of another. On the morning of March 21, 1963, the last prisoners - 27 "pale, quiet men," The Chronicle called them - boarded the prison launch Warden ...

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Jan 26, 2018 ... How Alcatraz escapees got stuck between the Rock and a hard place. The FBI closed its case in 1979, concluding the men were unlikely to have survived the 1.5-mile journey across San Francisco Bay's frigid waters from the island prison to the mainland. But no conclusive evidence of the prisoners' deaths ...

www.inside-guide-to-san-francisco-tourism.com/alcatraz-prison-tours.html

You can walk around in the prisoners' exercise yard and see how close San Francisco must have looked to the inmates. alcatraz prison tours. Alcatraz Prison Yard. In spite of the desperate escape attempts, Alcatraz' location defeated them all. (Or did it? Three escapees left on a raft and were never seen again.) The water ...

www.nytimes.com/1994/03/03/movies/a-film-on-a-case-that-shut-alcatraz.html

Mar 3, 1994 ... "Welcome to Alcatraz," says one guard in an unwelcome voice. Marc Rocco, the director, is shooting a scene for the film "Murder in the First," on the site of what was once this country's most infamous prison. Speaking in a whisper, Kirk Petruccelli, the movie's production designer, said: "At night it's very scary ...

www.britannica.com/place/Alcatraz-Island

Sold in 1849 to the U.S. government, Alcatraz was the site of the first lighthouse ( 1854) on the coast of California. Thereafter other buildings were erected on the island, and the first permanent army detachment was garrisoned there in 1859. In 1861 the island was designated a residence for military offenders. Later prisoners ...

www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown-business/ferry-service-helps-alcatraz-escape-from-government-shutdown-idUSKBN1FB1G2

Jan 22, 2018 ... Tour boat operator Hornblower Cruises & Events is subsidizing Golden Gate National Recreational Area, a park to which the Alcatraz Island belongs, ... The Statue of Liberty was closed at the weekend but will reopen on Monday, funded by the New York state government, although MacRae said some ...

www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/alcatraz-picture-reveals-escapees-alive-article-1.2395061

Oct 13, 2015 ... Three escaped Alcatraz inmates may have survived their daring 1962 breakout, new evidence revealed Monday night. Investigators concluded that John Anglin, Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris died trying to make their way across San Francisco Bay in a raft made out of raincoats, SFGate reported.

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On the evening of March 20, 1963, police officers Hauser and Paul arrived at Alcatraz as part of a prisoner transfer. They discovered all of the facilities on the island to be abandoned, including the main cell block. All 302 inmates and guards disappeared, and the prison was closed the next day. The official cover story ...

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Aug 12, 2013 ... In my mind, it was conclusive - the open-water swim from Alcatraz would be the perfect way to celebrate my fifth anniversary. "Think I can do .... "You have all been assigned to your kayaks, so ensure you stay close at all times, and please stay within 25 yards of each other as you swim," Leslie reminded us.