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  1. Alcatraz Island (/ ˈ æ l k ə ˌ t r æ z /, Spanish pronunciation: [alkaˈtɾas] (Latin America)/Spanish pronunciation: [alkaˈtɾaθ] (Spain) from Arabic: غطاس ‎, romanized: al-ġaţţās, lit. 'gannet ("the diver")') is located in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles (2.01 km) offshore from San Francisco, California, United States.

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  3. May 26, 2020 · Alcatraz reveals stories of American incarceration, justice, and our common humanity. This small island was once a fort, a military prison, and a maximum security federal penitentiary. In 1969, the Indians of All Tribes occupied Alcatraz for 19 months in the name of freedom and Native American civil rights.

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  4. Alcatraz Island - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcatraz_Island

    Alcatraz Island (/ ˈ æ l k ə ˌ t r æ z /, Spanish pronunciation: [alkaˈtɾas] (Latin America)/Spanish pronunciation: [alkaˈtɾaθ] (Spain) from Arabic: غطاس ‎, romanized: al-ġaţţās, lit. 'gannet ("the diver")') is located in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles (2.01 km) offshore from San Francisco, California, United States.

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  5. Alcatraz Island | Facts & History | Britannica

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    Alcatraz Island, also known as ‘The Rock,’ a rocky island in San Francisco Bay, off the coast of California, in the United States. From 1934 to 1963, a facility on the island served as a federal prison for some of the most dangerous civilian prisoners.

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    Alcatraz more than exceeded expectations - from the promptness of the ferry, and soaking in the views as you travel to the island, to the new exhibits that opened up that speak to the Native occupation of the island and back history, to the amazing audio tour of the actual facility with narration by old guards and prisoners, you are immersed in ...

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  8. News + Information. Alcatraz - Monday, October 19 Current Conditions: A Few Clouds and 67°F; Coronavirus/COVID-19 Service Advisory: COVID-19 Service Update: Booking Alcatraz Island for tour dates through Jan 15th, 2021.

  9. Alcatraz Cruises is the official concessioner to the National Park Service, offering tickets and transportation to Alcatraz Island. Do not be fooled by unauthorized sellers offering Alcatraz tickets at inflated prices. Alcatraz Cruises cannot be responsible for tickets purchased through other sources.

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    • There have never been any confirmed prisoner escapes from Alcatraz. This one shocked me! With the popularity of the 1979 movie, Escape from Alcatraz, about a group of three men who used spoons to escape “The Rock,” I’m positive I’m not the only who believed this myth.
    • The island was home to prisoners as early as the 1850s. When San Francisco was put on the map during the Gold Rush of the 1840s, Alcatraz was used for military prisoners.
    • It is technically possible to swim to shore. In 1962, one inmate managed to squeeze through a window and swim to shore. Unfortunately, he was so tired by the time he reached land, that the police found him lying unconscious at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge.
    • At any given time, there were about 300 civilians living on Alcatraz that included both women and children. The families of the guard staff lived on the island, of course.
  11. Amazing Alcatraz discovery: Lasers reveal long-hidden ...

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    Mar 07, 2019 · Amazing Alcatraz discovery: Lasers reveal long-hidden military tunnel and fortifications. Experts have harnessed technology to unlock the hidden military secrets of Alcatraz Island.

  12. Alcatraz - Prison, Location & Al Capone - HISTORY

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    Alcatraz is a former federal prison located on an island in San Fransisco Bay. The prison once housed some of America’s most difficult and dangerous felons during its years of operation from ...

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