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  1. Facts About Alcatraz Prison | USA Today

    Mar 15, 2018 · Alcatraz Island, off the coast of San Francisco, holds a special place in American history. Most know it as the infamous and inescapable federal prison that held the worst of the worst, including ...

  2. Alcatraz (2018) - IMDb

    Aug 16, 2019 · Directed by Andrew Jones. With Derek Nelson, Lee Bane, Mark Homer, Harriet Rees. A group of prisoners, led by an armed robber and a gangster, attempt to escape from the infamous Alcatraz Island.

  3. Alcatraz (TV Series 2012) - IMDb

    Jan 16, 2012 · Created by Steven Lilien, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Bryan Wynbrandt. With Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne, Parminder Nagra. In 1963, all the prisoners and guards mysteriously disappear from Alcatraz.

  4. Scary Alcatraz Stories: The Notoriously Haunted Island Prison

    Oct 01, 2019 · Alcatraz's history started long before the prison. It was formerly used as a military prison and fort, and the harsh waters of the San Francisco Bay and often foggy surroundings made the island the perfect place to house some of the country's worst criminals. Soldiers, inmates, and guards have all perished on Alcatraz Island. Whether these ...

  5. The Haunting of Alcatraz • Morbidology

    Alcatraz Island, or The Rock, was home to a maximum-security federal prison known as the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary. Located in San Francisco Bay, the prison was in operation from 1934 to 1963 and was said to be America’s strongest prison. Alcatraz is also said to be one of the most haunted places in the United States.

  6. Alcatraz Island Federal Penitentiary (1934 -1963) Cellblock at Alcatraz by Kathy Weiser-Alexander. Beginning on January 1, 1934, much to the chagrin of the people of San Francisco , the Bureau of Prisons began the process of selecting a warden and upgrading Alcatraz to an “escape-proof” maximum security prison.

  7. Archaeologists Found Hidden Tunnels Under Alcatraz Prison—And ...

    Aug 20, 2019 · Alcatraz is known first and foremost as a prison. Hollywood has helped drag out this narrative with flicks about what might have been the only successful escape, and a hostage situation with ...

  8. List of Alcatraz Inmates | Alcatraz Wiki | Fandom

    The following is a list of shown or referenced Alcatraz inmates. Johnny McKee: 2055 "Johnny McKee" Incarcerated on November 23, 1959. Arrested for poisoning and murder.

  9. Alcatraz Island - Wikipedia

    Alcatraz Island is home to the abandoned prison, the site of the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States, early military fortifications, and natural features such as rock pools and a seabird colony (mostly western gulls, cormorants, and egrets).

  10. What life in Alcatraz was really like -

    Mar 18, 2020 · Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, aka the Rock, has gone down in history as the most formidable prison of all time. Even when it was open, newspaper carried stories of how hardcore it was, and everyone knew only the worst criminals were sent there.