Alcatraz Island Federal Prison

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Alcatraz Island Federal Prison I think that Alcatraz had a lot of cool history and isn’t really thought of being very nice but it was actually a well maintained prison until it closed. Alcatraz Island was one of the biggest and most expensive federal prison. They had to take the military prison and put solitary confinement cells, used tempered steel for the bars, made 6 guard towers, and the cells were 5x9 foot cells. In 1934 Alcatraz federal prison opens, the first inmates were the worst military ones. My goal of this paper is to tell you more about Alcatraz.
According to, Alcatraz had a lot of inmates try to escape, there were 14 separate escape attempts some of them included more than one person, 23 men were caught, six were shot …show more content…

Then he was captured and sentenced to life in imprisonment on Alcatraz. Alvin Karpis was also FBI public enemy number one before he was sent to Alcatraz. Alvin Karpis is an example how you could get sent to Alcatraz for life in imprisonment. He was let out of imprisonment because he was here from Canada as an illegal immigrant so they had to let him …show more content…

Some of these famous inmates were Arthur “Doc” Barker, Robert Stroud the “Birdman of Alcatraz”, Roy Gardner, Henri Young, James “Whitey” Bulger, Mickey Cohen, Alvin Karpis, Al Capone, Floyd Hamilton, the driver of Bonnie and Clyde, and George “Machine Gun” Kelly. These people were famous for being powerful but their power came from their crimes so they spent some time on Alcatraz. According to, most of Al Capone’s gang never got put in jail because he had over 600 people that he hired and he started the gang so he was charged not his gang members. I also learned that Bonnie and Clyde were not imprisoned in Alcatraz, but they were shot and killed by police because they were such

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