Has anyone escaped from alcatraz

by Tyler Wilcox

A small group was able to escape from Alcatraz "During its nearly 30 years of operation (from 1934 to 1963), the federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay housed some of America’s most notorious felons, including gangsters Al “Scarface” Capone and murderer Robert Stroud, the famous “Birdman of Alcatraz.” Dubbed “the Rock,” Alcatraz was known as the nation’s most secure prison, and federal officials insist that not a single inmate ever successfully escaped from within its walls. But is this really true? Not if you believe the real-life story behind the 1979 movie “Escape From Alcatraz,” in which Clint Eastwood plays Frank Morris, who supposedly led an escape attempt from Alcatraz in June 1962. Over months of preparation, Morris and brothers John and Clarence Anglin removed the air ventilation units in their cells, replaced them with fakes and made dummies to place in their beds to avoid tipping off guards. On the night of June 11, they slipped out through the vents and made it outside, then set off across San Francisco Bay on inflatable rafts fashioned from raincoats. They were never seen again, prompting claims that they were the only successful escapees in Alcatraz history. But pieces of a makeshift life vest and a bundle of letters wrapped in rubber were later found, suggesting that the men may have drowned amid the stiff currents and freezing waters of San Francisco Bay. In all, 36 men made a total of 14 escape attempts during Alcatraz’s history. Of these, 23 were caught, six were shot and killed during their escape and two drowned. The remaining five (including Morris and the Anglins) went missing and were presumed drowned. The prison closed in March 1963 after operations became too expensive to continue, and the Rock is now part of the National Parks System

it held the worst people but it lived up to its name of the rock but it was not the worlds most protected prison because a small group of men escaped. "Did Anyone Ever Escape from Alcatraz?"


i believe that some one was able to escape because these were the worst of people and they found raincoats in the water that is a sign i mean who loses a lot of raincoats on the same day.

no one escaped from Alcatraz " "No one was able to escape from Alcatraz" In its 29 years of operation, there were 14 attempts to escape from Alcatraz prison involving 36 inmates. Officially, every escape attempt failed, and most participants were either killed or quickly re-captured. However, the participants in the 1937 and June 1962 attempts, though presumed dead, disappeared without a trace, giving rise to popular theories that they were successful".

no one has ever escaped it has really lived up to its name of the rock it healed the worlds worst criminals and no one was ever able to escape i think that it deserves the name the most protected prison in the world "June 1962 Alcatraz Escape."


I think it is possible that no one escaped because they made the prison for it to hold the most notorious criminals and on top of that it was surrounded by water so if you attempted to escape you would have to be an idiot because you could drowned or possibly got eaten by a shark and if you did not drowned or were not eaten by a shark you would have to swim a long way to get to shore an i think they would have already found you if you were swing in the water.

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