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."