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21/03/1963 Alcatraz prison closes

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Alcatraz Closes - 1963 | Today In History | 21 Mar 17

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What Was It Like to be Jailed at Alcatraz?

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Escape From Alcatraz (1962)

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Alcatraz Drone Shots

As Alcatraz faced high maintenance costs and a bad reputation, it was closed. The prison was designed to hold prisoners who caused trouble at other federal prisons. It had existed for 29 years, housing criminals such as Al Capone, Robert Franklin Stroud, George Kelly, Bumpy Johnson, or Mickey Cohen.
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    • Essentials 

    • Construction 

    • Early history 

    • Reputation 

    • Final years 

    • Escape attempts 

    • Battle of Alcatraz 

    • "Escape from Alcatraz" 

    • Administration 

    • Security 

    • Prison life and the cells 

    • Corridors 

    • D-Block 

    • Dining 

    • Recreation 

    • Warden's House 

    • Building 64 

    • Social Hall 

    • Power House 

    • Alcatraz water tower 

    • Model Industries Building 

    • New Industries Building 

    • Legends