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www.alcatrazcruises.com/history-alcatraz/federal-penitentiary

The army transferred Alcatraz to the civilian Bureau of Prisons (BOP) in 1934. ... When the Island closed, it was replaced by a new maximum-security federal ...

wonderopolis.org/wonder/did-anyone-ever-escape-from-alcatraz/quiz

Jake Wonders, “Why did Alcatraz shut down?” Thanks for WONDERing with us, Jake! Listen. From classic books like The Count of Monte Cristo to modern ...

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

Mar 3, 1994 ... "Welcome to Alcatraz," says one guard in an unwelcome voice. ... He did not commit suicide at Alcatraz in the 1940's; he completed his ...

www.britannica.com/place/Alcatraz-Island

The federal penitentiary on Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California. ... Escape attempts were rare, but a few inmates did escape from the island; whether ...

www.vacationsmadeeasy.com/SanFranciscoCA/articles/HistoryofAlcatrazInsideAmericasMostFamousPrison.cfm

Few places in the United States are as darkly compelling as Alcatraz, and in many cases America's most ... After over a century of use, America's most famous prison was officially closed. .... Did anyone successful escape from Alcatraz?

traveltips.usatoday.com/history-alcatraz-island-11753.html

According to records, no one ever successfully escaped from Alcatraz, although five inmates were listed as “missing and presumed drowned.” The prison closed  ...

www.militarymuseum.org/Alcatraz.html

Alcatraz Island had been privately owned when the War Department bought it ... her 81 years as a military post, but they came mighty close to it on October 1, 1863. ... The admiral did not take kindly to the unusual welcome, Captain Winder did ...

www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/11/20/alcatraz.indian.occupation

Nov 20, 2009 ... The federal government, which closed Alcatraz's prison in 1963, ... at the island on weekends, choosing for fun -- as other kids did -- to sleep in ...

www.facebook.com/alcatraznps

Alcatraz Island is part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. ... Closed Now .... Definately had fun here and learned some new things now I know Al Capone did not die at this prison he did 4 years for tax evasion and died of syphillis at ...