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Alcatraz Island

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...

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: The 'Ghost Of Alcatraz'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.18.2014 | Weird News

A British tourist snapping photos on Alcatraz claims to have captured the image of a ghost, complete with hair and clothing from a bygone era. "I...

Robin Wilkey

Alcatraz Resident Recalls Growing Up At America's Most Infamous Prison

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.02.2013 | Fifty

The Rock. Uncle Sam's Devil's Island. Hell on Earth. Alcatraz Island went by many names. But for Darlyne Sheppeard, it only went by one: home. S...

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...

Alcatraz From the Indside: An Interview With Former Inmate Robert Luke

offMetro.com | Posted 01.19.2013 | San Francisco
offMetro.com

It's hard to believe that vivacious Robert Luke is nearly 85 years old. Even harder to believe, though, is that this delightful octogenarian is also Robert "Cold Blue" Luke, who did time at one of the world's most notorious prisons.

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...

Three Young San Francisco Girls Swim All The Way From Alcatraz

| Posted 01.16.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Ellen Huet Three girls -- the oldest of which is barely a teenager -- are adding...

Traveling Exhibit About Alcatraz Currently on Ellis Island

Kate Kelly | Posted 12.26.2011 | New York
Kate Kelly

The very name, Alcatraz, stirs fear and excitement at the thought of the stories of the men incarcerated there. It was hoped that the location would make it escape-proof, and therefore, a good place to put the worst of the worst.