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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?

Alcatraz Passes Major Milestone

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.22.2013 | San Francisco

ALCATRAZ ISLAND, Calif. — The black-and-white photographs show a line of prisoners – some with heads bowed, others with eyes staring forlo...

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.

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...