Informative Essay On Alcatraz

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“You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun then you can with a kind word alone.” - Al Capone. The history of a federal Penitentiary may not be the most interesting thing to you but after hearing about the history of the island, inmates escape attempts and what Alcatraz is in the present you will be astonished on what you didn't know and what the government had kept from the media before the Penitentiary was closed down.

Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary was a maximum security prison on Alcatraz island in the San Francisco Bay it is approximately 2km from San Francisco California, United States. It was a lighthouse facility, military prison then a federal prison from 1933-March 21st 1963. The main building was built in 1910-1912 at
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The tours range from around $110- $30 US per person. There is multiple different ferry companies you can take to cruise Alcatraz, The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay and tourist stops around the city. One of the tours is offered at night this tour has a different feel to it when visiting it at night. In this tour you will experience spectacular sunset with Golden Gate Bridge silhouetting. Hear many stories about the island and the history of it. You will view the whole bay lit up by the city lights. In this tour there is things offered that aren't offered during the day. Offered on this trip is live boat narration, tour from dock to cell house, round trip ferry transportation and much more. There has been many books, movies, video games and songs from these events at Alcatraz. Movies like Escape from Alcatraz, The rock and tv series like The Power of Two, Alcatraz were based on stories from Alcatraz and escape attempts. There has been many video games using Alcatraz in there scene or used as a storyline for the game. Many artists have used and use Alcatraz as a reference in their songs such as the song “bullet in my head” by Rage Against The Machine where they feature the lyric “every home was like Alcatraz. Artists also names songs after Alcatraz such as and indie band Carbon Leaf. June Carter Cash also performed a song called

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