Did anyone ever escape Alcatraz?
The great escape of 1963
1-American gangster al Capone played banjo in the inmate band
2-There was no confirmed prisoner escapes from Alcatraz
3-Alcatraz was named for the sea birds located on the island
4-After the island closed Native American activist took over it due to the occupational treaty stating that closed federal land to Native Americans.
5-Alcatraz was the home to the first lighthouse ever made in the early 1900s.
6-It was possible to swim to the shore of the san Francisco bay. In 1962 john Paul made the attempt and greased himself in fat to get between the window bars. after swimming to shore he was found laying on his back in cardiac arrest due to extreme exhaustion. every year hundreds due the 1.5 swim and are just fine.
7-Because Alcatraz had so many good things about it like the good food and privilege's of watching a movie once a month on good behavior along with getting to read any of the 15000 books they had to offer many inmates of other prisons requested to be moved to Alcatraz.