Alcatraz is located in San Francisco bay 1.25 miles from shore from San Francisco, California, United States. The U.S army first built Alcatraz also known as The Rock as a military prison in 1909. In 1933 America was in crises, it had great depression that unleashed a massive crime wave, criminals would rule the city and gangster would rob banks, that lead to an FBI chief requesting a petition for a super max prison. In 1934 the department of justice took over Alcatraz Island. The purpose of Alcatraz was to isolate some of America’s worst criminals; it was the toughest prison for almost 30 years and had top security level at that time. It had high level profile criminals like Machine Gun Kelly and The Bird Man. If someone broke the law they
The prison was a great prison compared to others and it did help house many homeless people and families. To the people who lived there, it was a torturous place that they spent their days in. Some were foreigners and were as far away from their family as possible living in a grotesque and cruel environment. Now it is a historic site to visit that showed how it was to live and suffer
The other inmate was captured in Los Angeles in 1968 and has reportedly told the police that the pair had traveled to Chicago and then split up not knowing where Arnold went. There has been no trace of Leslie Arnold since though it was speculated that he might be residing in Brazil. This story is much like what Cathy Ames had done in East of Eden. At around 17 years old Cathy had locked her parents into their room and buried their whole house down. Both of these people did what they did because they didn’t get what they wanted.
The Civil War prison camps were very important in the Civil War because they were responsible for claiming thousands of lives from both sides. What were these prison camps used in the Civil War? They were places where each side would keep most of their Prisoners of War, or more commonly known as P.O.W.’s, incarcerated. The camps were usually coastal fortifications, old buildings, existing jails, or barracks enclosed with high fences. Conditions at these camps were very harsh and the mortality rate, or the chance you have of getting out alive, was on average 27%. There were more than 150 prison camps established throughout the Civil War. They were all filled way past their capacity limits so inmates were very crowded with very little provisions and surrounded by disease. Three infamous prison camps are the Union’s Fort Delaware, Elmira Prison in New York, and Camp Sumter or Andersonville Prison. An estimated 56,000 men perished in prison camps during the Civil War. (National Geographic Society)
Alcatraz was used for prisoners, very dangerous prisoners. Prisoners who murdered people,prisoners who sold liquors and also drugs,prisoners who also kidnapped humans. Those prisoners went to Alcatraz. How is Alcatraz different from other prisons, you might ask. One way Alcatraz is different from other prisons is because Alcatraz was a super max prison.
During the football games and other events, other schools would taunt the students of Yuma High by calling them criminals (Because their school was in the abandoned prison) but the students of Yuma High became proud of that and the mascot became the Criminal. When Hollywood made the old timey Western films, one of the locations for filming particularly the refuge defense scenes. Hollywood portrayed the prison as a refuge, and a place worth defending. Another important use for the prison was during World War II, one of the main guard towers was used as an observation tower by the Civil Defense. From 1914-1923 the prison was used as a county
The building is surrounded by pine logs aligned in a vertical position , making them taller and harder to escape. Henry Wirz was the one in charge. What he said goes. Henry was hanged after an unfair trial on conspiracy and murder relating to the prison.
Instead of lawmakers snatching the major drug dealers they received the pack mules, the little guys, the addicts or, even the girlfriend/wife. This caused the prison to become over populated with the wrong
Some inmates called it the “ snake den “ maybe because a prisoner got bitten by a snake while in there ( Murphy 1999 ). The dark cell which was a room that was fifteen feet by fifteen feet and contained an iron cage, the only source of light they had came from a small vent in the ceiling that is a reason why it was nicknamed the dark cell. Contact with any other inmates while in the dark cell was forbidden. The longest someone spent in the “ dark cell “ was one hundred and twenty days, the inmate never spent a day in there again! Furthermore while in the cell, they were only given bread and water once a day.
The Yuma territorial Prison is a former prison located in yuma, Arizona, Opened in 1875, it is one of the yuma crossing and Associate sites on the National Register of Historic places in the Yuma crossing National Heritage area. Three significant this about the prison is the Education of yuma,The economy of the Yuma territorial prison , and how after the closing of the prison it became very useful. If the prison would have stayed open there would have been more reason to write about but it turned into a national park by the United States of America. And people now go there to see how it was to be a prison in the 1800-1900.
During the war there was an agreement with the government to put in a three million dollar installation of an Axis Conscientious Objectors Camp (a camp for pacifist religious groups) right outside Atlanta but it turned into a POW camp instead. Camp Atlanta opened on November 29, 1943, which was the only time the public was allowed to enter the camp. After the POW camp was built, people around the area were told to never leave their keys in their cars and to always bring in their clothes that were hanging on the clothes line. Also the camp only had twenty-eight original camp
There were many appalling prison camps during the Civil War, but the most infamous was Andersonville. A shocking 13,000 people died in this camp(Bartels). Andersonville was run from February of 1864 until April of 1865. When the North found out about what happened at Andersonville, people were outraged. They wanted justice, and so the man running the camp, Henry Wirz, was tried and hanged for war crimes(Kohn).
In 1932, the Cold Mountain state penitentiary’s only killing method is the electric chair. The E block is known as the Green Mile for its linoleum floor like a lime color. The block had 6 cells in total, each cell being twice as big as a regular cell. There inmates were accommodated even to the point that one of the inmates was allowed to keep a pet mouse in his cell even with those perks this was not the place inmates wanted to beat. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case in the actual 1930’s, Louisiana State Penitentiary was a home to many animals, but the cell block no one wanted to be at what was called Red Hat Cell block, This block were executions occurred.