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    citizens safe, the most menacing inmates are sent to Alcatraz. On Alcatraz, there are strict rules and regulations to keep everyone as safe as possible, even the inmates. Although most people recognize Alcatraz as one of America’s most famous prisons, they are unaware of the significance of Alcatraz’s history, the daily life of an Alcatraz prisoner, Al Capone, Robert Stroud, and the famous escape attempts made at Alcatraz. The history of Alcatraz is an essential part of Alcatraz’s identity. It all

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    An icon of power and strength, Alcatraz has become the single most recognizable symbol of American society. Situated in the San Francisco Bay, one can’t help but be drawn to the rocky shore, the dark walls, and the lone light tower sanding cold against a picturesque sunset imagining what it would have been like to be incarcerated in one of the world’s most infamous prisons. Discovered in 1775 by the Spanish explorer Juan Miguel de Ayala, La Isla de los Alcatraces was little more than a rock inhabited

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    Alcatraz Prison

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    The prison of Alcatraz was the highest security prison in the world because of the money and time that was spent to make it that way. Over $250,000 was spent to make the prison completely inescapable. To start out, there were over fifty prison guards that carried machine guns that are able to shoot six hundred bullets per minute ("Alcatraz Prison also a Fortress”). Everyone who has attempted to escape either never survived or could not get passed without getting caught ("Alcatraz Island”). It was

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    Alcatraz: United States Penitentiary 1934-1963 As a result of the Great Depression, a new breed of violent criminals swept the streets of America. In response to the cries of alarmed citizens, Congress enacted a number of statutes, which gave the federal government jurisdiction over certain criminal offenses previously held by the states. With the suggestion of former US Attorney General, Homes Cummings, Congress agreed that a special penal institution of maximum security and minimum privilege be

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    Alcatraz Prison

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    thought of Alcatraz as one of the most heavily fortified prison in the United States.. Alcatraz was the most feared place by every criminal of the time that Alcatraz was created to the time it closed it’s doors. Many prisoners attempted to escape, but on the record no one ever did. The men sent to Alcatraz were sent there to be broken not to break it. The few brave men who attempted to break out faced harsh punishment or death. It would take a truly intelligent group of men to escape Alcatraz. Only three

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    Alcatraz Prison

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    Alcatraz was a prison, that was in use from 1934 to 1963. It housed some of the world´s most dangerous criminals over the span of twenty-nine years. I chose to write about Alcatraz because I like the history of weird and creepy places, which Alcatraz is. Alcatraz is creepy because there are many claims that people have heard the cries and moans in cell blocks A, B, and C. I also chose to write about this because I wanted to learn more about Alcatraz. Someday I want to go there. This essay will explain

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    What Is Alcatraz?

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    Next, with Alcatraz being such a cold and harsh conditioned place, there were many people who tried to escape, but never fully succeeded. There was a total of thirty-six people who tried to escape in fourteen different attempts. There was a myth that it was physically impossible to survive a swim from the island to San Francisco, because of the water being freezing cold and sharks. The first escape attempt made was on April 27, 1936. A guy named Joe Bowers climbed up on the island’s edge and was

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    Federal Prison Alcatraz

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    Alcatraz is located off the shore of the San Francisco Bay. Alcatraz was a federal prison from 1934-1963. This federal prison house some of the most dangerous and difficult felons in it’s years of operation. Before Alcatraz was a federal prison it was used as a military prison. Many believed this was the perfect place to have a prison due to the fact that no inmater would be able to successfully escape by swimming, because of the cold, rigid, shark infested waters. In 1963 the prison shut down due

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    Alcatraz Research Paper

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    History of Alcatraz Alcatraz was a federal prison that is located in the San Francisco bay. (History.com Staff) It was built to hold the world’s most dangerous criminals. No prisoner ever escaped Alcatraz alive; however, more than a dozen attempts were made in the prisons time. (History.com Staff) Today you can go tour the prison for somewhere between thirty to thirty seven dollars. Take it back eighty four years when the prison first opened; the only way to get in was to commit one of the worst

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    What Is Alcatraz False

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    Alcatraz, What is True and What is False Alcatraz is a well-known landmark that is shrouded in mystery. Many people think they know everything about the tough-as-nails prison when really it is just a Hollywood creation. Hollywood created the lie that "The prison if horrible and all the prisoners there are notorious villains." Most people believe that Alcatraz was a horrible prison, but the prison is not as bad as people believe. Many prisoners enjoyed their stay in Alcatraz compared to their federal

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