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Alcatraz Prison

This Upcoming Exhibit On 'Human Freedom' Is Ironic For A Few Reasons

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts

Alcatraz has seen it all, people-wise: federal prisoners, Native American protesters, and, in its current state as one of America’s most visited nat...

Escape To Alcatraz

Katie Gard | Posted 10.27.2013 | Travel
Katie Gard

From post to prison to protest site to park, the island of Alcatraz has worn many hats. The thing of it is, how can a rocky piece of foggy, cold outcrop amidst the freezing waters San Francisco Bay not be enticing?

FIFTY YEARS LATER

San Jose Mercury News | By Aaron Kinney | Posted 05.20.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO _ There's a quotation on the wall of the cafeteria at Alcatraz attributed to Frank Weatherman, the last inmate to shuffle out of the pri...

Aaron Sankin

Did You Know Native Americans Occupied Alcatraz In The 1960s?

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.03.2012 | San Francisco

Early last month, the National Park Service did something unusual: It painted graffiti onto one of its buildings. However, this is no ordinary gra...

Swimming the Bay: Escape From Alcatraz

Zach Dean | Posted 11.27.2012 | San Francisco
Zach Dean

Gasp after gasp was met with mouthfuls of the Pacific and soon panic was crashing over me. I was choosing the psychopath less traveled by. As I plowed forward, I prayed that there was no beastly guardian, unseen but for a fin, following in my wake.