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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?

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...

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...

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...