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The Great Escape: The True Story of Three Alcatraz Inmates

Though the prison has been closed for decades, Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary will live on in infamy. It has earned its place on the list as one of the most secure prisons housing some of the most notorious criminals in American History. In its heyday, “The Rock”, as it was also known, was considered impenetrable. At least thirty-six prisoners had attempted to escape the island – all were captured, shot, or swallowed by the sea.  

The Great Escape: The True Story of Three Alcatraz Inmates
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All of that changed one fateful day in June 1962, when a group of three men plunged into the San Francisco Bay in hopes of finding freedom. For years, their fates were unknown – most speculated that the prisoners had drowned in the tumultuous waters. But, 51 years after the fact, the discovery of a mysterious letter forced the FBI to reevaluate their presumptions about the daring escape artists of Alcatraz.

This article was originally published on tworeddots and has been republished here with permission.

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