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RETRO KIMMER'S BLOG: ALCATRAZ PRISON CLOSED ON MARCH 21 1963 Sci Fi Prison, Prison Cell, Prison Break, Alcatraz Prison, The Rules, Jail Cell, Grunge, The Ascension, Correctional Officer

March 21, 1963 Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay closed down and transferred it's last prisoners. At it’s peak period of use in 1950s, “The Rock, or “”America’s Devil Island” housed over 200 inmates at the maximum-security facility. Alcatraz remains an icon of American prisons for its harsh conditions and record for being inescapable. Fernando Moledero Photography The twelve-acre rocky island, one and a half miles from San Francisco, featured the most advanced security of the time. Some…

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