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Casefile True Crime

Case 67: The Battle of Alcatraz

Casefile True Crime
Released on Nov 18, 2017

Alcatraz Prison was the solution to America’s overwhelming crime problem. It didn’t aim to rehabilitate like other prisons. It aimed to punish. The worst-of-the-worst inmates of all the other prisons across America were shipped to Alcatraz, inmates who were deemed unmanageable for traditional penitentiaries.

San Francisco residents were wary of having a prison crowded with the most dangerous criminals in America located in the heart of their harbour. Alcatraz Prison operators assured them that their one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art island prison was completely escape-proof. The prison was fitted with an abundance of safeguards to keep prisoners in.

But it didn’t stop some inmates from trying to get out...



Researched and written by Milly Raso



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Alcatraz: A History of the Penitentiary Years – Michael Esslinger

Alcatraz: The Gangster Years – David Ward



1946 Alcatraz Escape Attempt Led by Library Orderly from Kentucky – University of Kentucky

Battle of Alcatraz: One inmate’s story of how the jail guards tried to kill prisoners – Mirror  



Alcatraz History



Map of Alcatraz Prison



The Big House: Alcatraz



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