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Q: What ever happened to Frank Morris and the Anglin Brothers attempted escape?
A: As of yet, there is still no clue whether the inmates had died in their attempt or have survived in went in hidding. It is one of those mysteries we may never find out. ...And yes, there are officials still looking for them!

Q: Who are the famous prisoners?
Here are the most famous prisoners: Al Capone, the Birdman, James Lucas, Frank Morris & Anglin Brothers, and Machine Gun Kelly.

Q: Is Alcatraz, the TV series cancelled?
Unfortunately, the TV series has been cancelled after the first season.

Q: Why was the island and prison closed down?
Alcatraz was the most secure prisons of its time. However, it cost too much to keep prisoners on its own island. In the 60s the prison was finally closed down after around 20 year activity. There was also concern of the brutality in the prisons but the main reason is cost.

Did it have anything to do with the rumors of ghosts etc?...Even if it did, no officials will ever admit that!

Q: Where is the island located?
Alcatraz is a small island in the San Francisco bay, about one-third of a mile long. It's about 1.5 miles from the mainland and runs under San Francisco jurisdiction.

The island can be seen in full view for both drivers/passengers cruising along the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge. Other islands in the SF bay include Angel Island and Treasure Island.


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