Is an island located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles
offshore from San Francisco, California, United
States. Often referred to as "The Rock", the small
island served as a lighthouse, a military fortification, a
military prison, and a Federal Bureau of Prisons
federal prison until 1963. During the 29 years it was in
use, the jail held such notable criminals as Al Capone,
Robert Franklin Stroud (the Birdman of Alcatraz),
George "Machine Gun" Kelly, James "Whitey"
Bulger, Bumpy Johnson, Mickey Cohen, Arthur R.
"Doc" Barker and Alvin Karpis.
|San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge
|Golden Gate Bridge
PERSONS PROCURING OR CONCEALING ESCAPE OF PRISONERS
ARE SUBJECT TO PROSECUTION AND IMPRISONMENT
|"Break the rules and you go to prison,
break the prison rules and you go to Alcatraz."