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of Alcatraz Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles offshore from San Francisco, California, United States. The first Spaniard to document the island was Juan Manuel de Ayala in 1775. During the occupation time it was many different thing like a state penitentiary, a military camp, and a military prison. Military Prison Because of its isolation from the outside by the cold, strong, hazardous currents of the waters of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz was used to house Civil War prisoners as early as 1861. Federal Penitentiary The United States Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz was acquired by the United States Department of Justice on October 12, 1933, and the island became a Federal Bureau of Prisons federal prison in August 1934. Alcatraz was designed to hold prisoners who continuously caused trouble at other federal prisons. Did anyone ever escape ? In the time the prison was opened there has been 14
escape attempts. The Bureau of Prisons said none of these attempts were successful. There was two escape attempts that question that statement. The
guys that escaped came up missing and assumed
dead. There was two occasions were the guys never
came up after they tried to escape,they were assumed dead and drowned at sea. How did they escape They burrowed out of their cells, climbed a ventilation shaft onto the roof and then climbed down and left the island on a makeshift raft. Despite an extensive search, the men were never heard from again and their fates remain unknown. The Great Escape They fabricated dummy heads from a mixture of soap, toilet paper and real hair, and left them in their beds to fool prison officers making night-time inspections. They escaped from their cells by crawling through holes in the cell walls which they had dug with spoons over a year's time. This put them into an unused service corridor. West could not make it out of his cell and was left behind. From the service corridor they climbed a ventilation shaft to reach the roof. The trio then climbed down from the rooftop, scaled the prison's fence and assembled a raft from the prison's standard-issue raincoats and contact cement. They pumped up the raft on the northeastern coast of the island. At around 10 p.m. they climbed aboard, shoved off, and started paddling. This is the fake heads they made to fool the gaurds Prison Cell