Tag: alcatraz

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Alacatraz (San Francisco, CA)

    written by jblaze823 on 2009-09-08 #places
    Alacatraz (San Francisco, CA)

    Alcatraz is famous for multiple things, but if are lucky enough to visit the island on a nice day, it will become famous to you for a great place to take photos.

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  • Today in History: Federal Prisoners Arrive at Alcatraz (1934)

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-08-11
    Today in History: Federal Prisoners Arrive at Alcatraz (1934)

    On this day, 77 years ago, the first group of prisoners labeled "most dangerous" arrived at Alcatraz, a newly-fortified island penitentiary in San Francisco Bay.

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  • Portraits of Infamy: Robert Stroud's Mug Shots

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-11-10
    Portraits of Infamy: Robert Stroud's Mug Shots

    Since its invention in the early 19th century, the mug shot has become more than a photographic record of delinquents and law breakers. Often, it gives a face to some of the most heinous crimes ever committed by man. In this series, you will meet some of the most notorious gangsters and hardened criminals in history, and take a look at their portraits of infamy. Let's start with famous Alcatraz inmate, Robert "Birdman" Stroud.

  • Portraits of Infamy: George Kelly Barnes's Mug Shots

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-11-18
    Portraits of Infamy: George Kelly Barnes's Mug Shots

    Moving on to the next portrait of infamy, we'd like you to meet another notorious criminal--gangster, bootlegger, and kidnapper from the 1920s to 30s. You may not know him by name, but perhaps one of his monikers may be familiar to you? Read on to see Machine Gun Kelly's mug shot and learn more about his life of infamy.