Alcatraz prison

Alcatraz prison Island is 1.25 miles (2.01 km) offshore in the chilly waters of California’s San Francisco Bay.
The small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison, and a federal prison from 1934 until 21 March 1963.
During nearly three decades of operation, Alcatraz housed a total of 1,576 men.
It’s said no inmate ever successfully escaped The Rock, as the prison was nicknamed, although more than a dozen known attempts were made over the years. Today, historic Alcatraz is a popular tourist destination.

The federal prison on Alcatraz Island housed some of America’s most difficult and dangerous felons. Among those who served time at the facility were the notorious gangster Al “Scarface” Capone and murderer Robert” Stroud. Al Capone was a New York born Italian gangster who moved to Chicago in the 1920s where he led a life of crime. He made a fortune bootlegging and smuggling illegal alcohol. He was involved in running prostitution, gambling, assault and murder.

Published by Jonatas

London based Photography enthusiast and traveller.

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