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Today in History: Alcatraz

Posted by Gilbert Stack on August 11, 2018 at 6:10 AM

On this day (August 11) in 1934 the first non-military prisoners were brought to Alcatraz—an island prison off the coast of California designed to hold prisoners causing trouble in other prisons. Most of the original prisoners were bank robbers and murderers. Al Capone spent some time there and Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin planned and carried out one of the most incredible prison escapes of all time from Alcatraz.

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