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Alcatraz Informative Speech

A presentation for my Language Arts class

Marcie Callahan

on 24 October 2012

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Transcript of Alcatraz Informative Speech

A brief history Alcatraz Island Became a part of the Golden Gate Recreation Area United States Army thought that Alcatraz had a strategic placement as a military fortification. Seventy two years later - 1847 AS FEDERAL PRISON - 1934 to 1963 The cost of each inmate per day was Closed on March 21, 1963 due to Federal Budget Cuts 1972 but opened to public in 1973 around fall time. Robert "Birdman" Stroud "If you disobey the rules of society, they send you to prison; if you disobey the rules of the prison, they send you to Alcatraz." Named in 1775 Spanish Navel Officer
Juan Manuel de Ayala La Isla de los Alcatraces
(Or "Island of the Pelicans") Warden's House Lighthouse Battle of Alcatraz James A. Johnston as 1st warden. He created "Silence Policy" No... Talking
Whistling Later abolished in 1937 First Escape
Attempt December 16, 1937 Inmates involved... Ralph Roe
Theodore Cole Inmates disappeared into waters and were never found... 1946 Inmates involved... Bernard Paul Coy
Miran Edgar Thompson
Clarence Carnes
Sam Richard Shockley
Marvin Franklin Hubbard
Joseph Paul Cretzer San Fransico newspaper released during escape. The
Greatest Escape Put into action on June 11, 1962 Inmates involved... Frank Lee Morris
John William Aglin
Clarence Aglin
Allen West
June Stevphens
Robert L. Williams Asked to drop out Real or Fake? $10.10 NATIVE AMERICAN OCCUPATION 1969 Sawed through window bars
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