Tag: al capone

  • The Rock – Alcatraz Island

    written by floriansimon on 2010-06-04 #places
    The Rock – Alcatraz Island

    ”Break the rules and you go to prison, break the prison rules and you go to Alcatraz.” says a billboard inside the huge building complex. Take a thrilling trip to America's ex-prison.

  • Haunted Locations: Alcatraz Island

    written by jeanmendoza on 2011-10-14
    Haunted Locations: Alcatraz Island

    Alcatraz Island, also known as “The Rock”, served as a maximum security prison from 1934 to 1963. The prison held some of the most notorious criminals. It is said that the island is haunted by the spirits of some of the prisoners who died there. Learn more about this fascinating story after the jump.

  • Portraits of Infamy: Al Capone's Mug Shots

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-11-16
    Portraits of Infamy: Al Capone's Mug Shots

    In this installment, the spotlight is on Alphonse "Al" Capone, a notorious gangster and another prominent Alcatraz inmate. Surprisingly, the gang leader was arrested not for his mobster activities. Read on to find out what actually brought him to "The Rock!"