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Escape From Alcatraz


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...

Medical Examiner Searches For Cause Of Death In Escape From Alcatraz Fatality

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 03.05.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- For the first time in its 33-year history, a participant in the world renowned "Escape from Alcatraz" died during the event. The dea...

'Escape From Alcatraz' Race Takes A Tragic Turn

Posted 03.04.2013 | San Francisco

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Ross Ehinger, an attorney from Austin. Tragedy struck the annual Escape From Alcatraz triathlon just minu...

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.

PHOTOS: Inside Alcatraz's Biggest Unsolved Mystery

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 08.11.2012 | San Francisco

ALCATRAZ ISLAND, Calif. — For 20th century crime buffs, few capers match the intrigue and ingenuity of the "Escape from Alcatraz," the 1962 pris...