Lonely Island, Hidden Alcatraz


Subject:
California: Law , San Francisco Bay Area: Oakland, San Jose, more ... , History , Prisons/Prisoners

Description:
Companion to a public television program about this island in San Francisco Bay that was "a 'super-maximum' security prison for incorrigible and long-term offenders" from 1934 to 1963. The site features a timeline, lesson plans, and interactive material on topics including famous criminals housed there (such as Al Capone and the "Bird Man of Alcatraz"), the occupation by Native Americans, native plants, swimming from Alcatraz to San Francisco, and more. From KQED Public Broadcasting.

Publisher:
KQED, Inc.

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.kqed.org/w/alcatraz/flash/movie.html


PID= res:lii-21645