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01/01/1934 Alcatraz becomes a federal prison

The military prison facility was turned into a federal one, housing the most dangerous of the dangerous law offenders. The civilian prison was designed with a much bigger focus on security than its military counterpart. New cell bars and window covers made of tool-proof steel were deployed in the prison.

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