Prison Vs Alcatraz Prison

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In the movie Al-Capone, the notorious gangster goes to Alcatraz prison after getting caught for tax evasion. Because Alcatraz was the securest prison at its time it would make sense to compare it to ADX Florence the securest of our time. In this essay, we will compare the two prisons on why they existed, how they held their prisoners, and who served time.

First, we need to ask why the two prisons were built? Alcatraz was a military prison that the Justice Department later made into a maximum security prison. In contrast, ADX Florence created to be a maximum security prison after Marion supermax facility found several security issues due to its original design. Supposedly both prisons were to take in the most disruptive criminals.

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