Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary

Opened August 11th, 1934

Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary

Can you escape from Alcatraz? It seems difficult, almost impossible considering its a maximum security prison. Few have attempted, but there has never been a confirmed escape. Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary is home to some of the most difficult and dangerous felons.

Some of the most famous inmates

The ending of a prison and beginning of a museum

Alcatraz was closed March 21st, 1963 because expenses were way too high compared to other prisons. It held 1,576 prisoners. It will forever be known as one of the most threatening places in the world. “The Rock” holds so many interesting stories from many different people. Alcatraz will forever remain a piece of history.


Alcatraz National Park opened in 1972. The great prison is memorated by an historical museum and welcomes visitors daily.