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Alcatraz Island is located in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles (2.01 km) offshore from San .... salt water saturation had severely eroded the buildings, then Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy ordered the penitentiary closed on March 21 , 1963.


If a man did not behave at another institution, he could be sent to Alcatraz, where the .... On March 21, 1963, USP Alcatraz closed after 29 years of operation.


The end of its prison days did not end the Alcatraz saga. In March 1964, a group of Sioux claimed that the island belonged to them due to a 100-year-old treaty.


Find out more about the history of Alcatraz, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, ... After the prison was shut down due to high operating costs, the island was ... Among those who did time at The Rock was the notorious Prohibition-era  ...


Why did Alcatraz close? Primarily because of rising costs and deteriorating facilities. Operationally, Alcatraz was the most expensive prison of any state or ...


Mar 21, 2013 ... Get all the facts and figures about the island of Alcatraz, commonly known ... Award nomination just weeks before “The Rock” closed, was largely fictitious. ... across the cold, swift waters of San Francisco Bay, but it did happen.


The physical structures on Alcatraz were indicating wear and tear that would cost ... Illinois to continue incarceration of inmates whose character did not “readily ...


ALCATRAZ CLOSES 94. Why did Alcatraz close? One reason was money. Alcatraz had always been an ex-pensive proposition, being on an island. Everything ...


Mar 21, 2013 ... The final days of Alcatraz revealed in new photographs released for 50th ... signed an order in 1962 to close the prison due to its expensive upkeep and its ..... I did the tour a few years back, and it is quite awesome, it has ...