Alcatraz Island

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Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island

Timelime of Alcatraz1775: Juan Manuel de Ayala discovers the island.1850: The U.S. military began keeping prisoners on the island.1963: Alcatraz is shut down because of expenses.

Famous Inmates

Top left: Robert "Birdman" Stroud. (murder)Top right: Al Capone. (America gangster, tax evasion)Bottom: George Francis Barnes a.k.a Machine Gun Kelly. (conspiracy to kidnap and robbery)

Alcatraz Facts:*There were 14 escape attempts from Alcatraz.*Alcatraz was known as "The Rock."*Al Capone played banjo in Alcatraz's inmate band.*Alcatraz was the Pacific Coast's first light house.*There were 8 people murdered by prisonsers on the island.

I chose to research this topic because I find criminals and prisons very interesting. I also noticed that Al Capone was imprisoned at Alcatraz and he was one of the biggest criminals in the nation at the time.


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