Known as”The Rock,”what famous prison housed infamous inmates such as Al Capone,”Machine Gun”Kelly and Alvin”Creepy”Karpis? – 2017

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Known as “The Rock,” what famous prison housed infamous inmates such as Al Capone, “Machine Gun” Kelly and Alvin “Creepy” Karpis?

Alcatraz

In the 29 years it was open, 36 prisoners made 14 escape attempts from Alcatraz, including 1962’s notorious “Escape from Alcatraz” by Frank Morris, John Anglin, and Clarence Anglin. Source: Federal Bureau of Prisons

The Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary or United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island (often just referred to as Alcatraz) was a maximum high-security federal prison on Alcatraz Island, 1.25 miles (2.01 km) off the coast of San Francisco, California, which operated from 1934 to 1963.

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