Alcatraz Prison Escapes Yields New Evidence

Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, aka The Rock, was considered inescapable. Many have tried, only to find themselves surrounded by freezing waters and sheer cliffs.

But somehow three convicts escaped the infamous prison in the 1960s! The case was never solved and no one could figure out how they did it until now when a team of investigators figured out the daring escape.

1. The Rock

Built in 1860 as a military citadel and prison, Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary was once one of the most dreaded prisons in America. Perched on a rocky island off the San Francisco Bay, the fortress is surrounded by ice-cold water and encircled with jagged, dangerous rocks. Builders were sure that nobody would ever successfully escape, but that didn’t stop prisoners from trying.

2. Inescapable, or so we Thought

The federal penitentiary operated for 29 years from 1934 to 1963 and the official claim is that no prisoners have successfully escaped. Then what happened to the three prisoners who mysteriously vanished in 1962?

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