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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  ...


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


Families did most of their shopping on the mainland since the prison boat made ... What did inmates dislike most about Alcatraz? ... Why did Alcatraz close?


Mar 21, 2014 ... Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary was conceived as a place to put the worst of the worst. The prisoners that kept starting problems at the other ...


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 31, 2013 ... Fifty years ago, the notorious Alcatraz prison shut its gate behind guard ... other from those days, though guards and inmates did not socialize.