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- Clarence Anglin (escaped in the June 1962 Alcatraz escape)
- John Anglin (escaped in the June 1962 Alcatraz escape)
- Harvey Bailey ("The Dean of American Bank Robbers")
- Basil Banghart ("The Owl")
- Arthur Barker ("Doc")
- Albert L. Bates
- Eddie Bentz
- James Boarman
- Joseph Bowers ("Dutch")
- Harold Brest
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- Inmate #85: Al 'Scarface' Capone. Conviction: Tax evasion. Time Served at Alcatraz: 5 years (1934–1939) Post-Term: mental illness, death from syphilis. By the time Al Capone arrived at Alcatraz on the morning of August 22, 1934, he was past his peak as a crime kingpin.
- Inmate #110: Roy Gardner. Conviction: Armed robbery. Time Served at Alcatraz: 2 years (1934–1936) Post-Term: author, suicide. Alcatraz was repurposed by the federal government from a military prison to a general federal prison in 1933 expressly to deal with criminals like Roy G. Gardner, the man who was nicknamed “King of the Escape Artists.”
- Inmate #117: George 'Machine Gun' Kelly. Conviction: Kidnapping. Time Served at Alcatraz: 17 years (1934–1951) Post-Term: died of a heart attack in jail. It couldn’t be said that many of the criminals who ended up in Alcatraz were from good families, but Machine Gun Kelly was raised in a well-off Memphis household and even attended some college.
- Inmate #325: Alvin 'Creepy' Karpis. Conviction: Kidnapping. Time Served at Alcatraz: 26 years (1936–1962) Post-Term: author, pill overdose. Like "Machine Gun" Kelly, Alvin Francis Karpowicz saw kidnapping as an easier way to make large sums of money than bank robbing.
The June 1962 Alcatraz escape was a prison break from Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, a maximum-security facility located on an island in San Francisco Bay, undertaken by inmates Frank Morris and brothers John and Clarence Anglin. The three men were able to escape from their cells and leave the island in a raft. The fate of the escapees after they entered San Francisco Bay has remained unknown. A fourth inmate, Allen West, did not manage to escape his cell in time to join the others and decided t
Noted prisoners Clarence Anglin (escaped in the June 1962 Alcatraz escape) John Anglin (escaped in the June 1962 Alcatraz escape) Harvey Bailey ("The Dean of American Bank Robbers") Basil Banghart ("The Owl") Arthur Barker ("Doc") Albert L. Bates Eddie Bentz James Boarman Joseph Bowers ("Dutch") ...
Jun 16, 2014 · The Rock, Hellcatraz, Uncle Sam's Devil Island, or simply Alcatraz is the place where America's incorrigible badass gangsters were sent away to be tamed. A total of 1,576 violent and dangerous crimina. The Rock, Hellcatraz, Uncle Sam's Devil Island, or simply Alcatraz is the place where America's incorrigible badass gangsters were sent away to be tamed.
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There were a total of 14 escape attempts from Alcatraz made by 34 prisoners while it served as a federal penitentiary. Two men tried twice, making for a total of 36 individual escape attempts; fifteen were caught, eight gave up, seven were shot and killed, one was confirmed to have drowned and five are listed as "missing and presumed drowned".
In the 1850s, Alcatraz began operating to hold military prisoners during the Civil War. Boats came far and few in between, so much so that the families of guards lived on the Alcatraz island complete with wives and their children totaling three hundred civilians on the island, excluding inmates. Alcatraz held over fifteen hundred prisoners. In the hundred years that the prison was operating, only four men successfully escaped, however one inmate was apprehended after he collapsed from ...
A guard making a routine cellblock head count on the early morning of June 12, 1962, came upon three inmates apparently still sleeping in their cells. Further investigation revealed that the “inmates” were in fact dummy heads, made from painted papier-mâché with hair glued on, and that the actual occupants of the cells—the convicted armed robber Frank Morris and the convicted bank-robbing brothers Clarence and John Anglin—were nowhere to be found.
While several well-known criminals, such as Al Capone, George "Machine-Gun" Kelly, Alvin Karpis (the first "Public Enemy #1"), and Arthur "Doc" Barker did time on Alcatraz, most of the 1,576 prisoners incarcerated there were not well-known gangsters, but prisoners who refused to conform to the rules and regulations at other Federal institutions, who were considered violent and dangerous, or who were considered escape risks.