Eight Chilling Facts About One of the Worst Prisons in History

A brief look at Alcatraz and its haunting legacy.

During its height, it was the most secure maximum-level jail in the world. Alcatraz, often known asThe Rock,” was a prison in operation since the Civil War and was situated on a remote island in the middle of San Francisco Bay. But it wasn’t until 1934, during the height of…



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