ALCATRAZ ISLAND LINKS
http://www.nps.gov/alcatraz/ - The National Park Service site
- Alcatraz history site
From the mid 1930's until the mid 1960's, Alcatraz was America's premier maximum-security prison, the final stop for the nation's most incorrigible inmates. Today, Alcatraz is a place of contradictions, with a grim past and an enduring future as one of San Francisco's most prominent landmarks and tourist attractions. -alcatrazhistory.com
To the men confined there, it is not only the
ultimate in isolation but the most ironic because they are there in the midst of
the activity of a busy harbor with small craft darting to and from San
Francisco, Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, Richmond, and Sausalito; within sound of
the honking horns of a ceaseless procession of automobiles crossing the bridges;
within sight of ocean lines as they glide through the Golden Gate to far away
ports in the vast Pacific, and within sight and sound of air clippers and their
buzzing motors, all reminding them that life is near but freedom far.
-James A. Johnston, Alcatraz:Island Prison
Escape From Alcatraz -the movie starrn g Clint Eastwood (1979) - A group of inmates attempt a daring escape from the notorious Alcatraz prison island, from where no-one had managed to escape before. Based on a true story.
Military Post at Alcatraz Island
Art of The Rock - impressions of cyberartist Pygoya after tour in July 2004