Alcatraz

By:cammie pollard

Alcatraz

Alcatraz is the most wonderful beautiful place. It's located in California San Francisco Bay.

It started in 1934 and ended in 1963.The prison was originally an army fort.It's 20 acres.


First the escapes 14 known attempts to escape and howlong someone lived there.May 2 to May 4 in 1946 some inmates over powered some officers and ganed ases to the weapons.They killed 2 officers and 18 were interred.The longest someone lived there was 8 years.


Next about the cells and how many people were there and the known legen.The know legen is that it's honted. There are 336 cells in the prison.260 people there at once. The cells are 5 feet by 9 feet.


The about murderd and dangerous criminals.8 people got murderd by inmates.5 men did suicide.15 died from natural illnesses.Its also held dangerous criminals like people from ww2 and people that did a lot of mergers.


Also why it closed and how many people were there at once and how many people visit it today.It closed down because it was to expensive to ship food all the way over there and stuff like that.It also closed down because it begane to crumble.1,545 people went to there all together.1.4 million visitors a year.


Finally Alcatraz is a amazing wonderful place.It has a lot of historical stuff like it's honted or that it has 336 cells or its 20 acres or that it's been ran from 1934 to 1963.Remember something to think about is don't do crimes because never know when Alcatraz will start up agen.

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Websites


  • "Alcatraz." History.com. A and ED Network. Web. 17 Nov. 2014.



  • "Facts about Alcatraz Prison." Blogspot.com. 16 Feb. 2012. Web. 23 Nov. 2014.