Escape From Alcatraz Research Paper

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How many prisoners escaped the Alcatraz Prison on Alcatraz Island during its nearly 30 years of service? If you ask the government, they will tell you that nobody ever escaped from Alcatraz. But if you believe the movie “Escape From Alcatraz” starring Clint Eastwood, then you will know that the statement is otherwise proven wrong. Alcatraz held some of America's most cruel felons including murderer Robert Stroud, gangster Al Capone, and the “Birdman of Alcatraz”. Of all of the felons that had been through the prison and attempted to escape, very few had ever managed to actually get off of the island.
Frank Morris along with brothers John and Clarence Anglin were three of the few men to initiate the escape of the prison. In June 1962, the three
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New leads are being presented and the family is claiming that the brothers made it to land and “were alive and well up through the mid-1970’s, and could still be alive today.” The brother’s nephews, David and Ken Widner, are the ones who gave the authorities the information about the brothers.The family had said that the first signs of the brothers being alive was that their mother was sent a Christmas card with the names Clarence and John on them, three years after the escape.
But there were more escape attempts than just Frank and the Anglin brothers. There were 14 other escape attempts involving 36 other men. December 16, 1937, Ralph Roe and Theodore Cole had filed through the iron bars in the prisons mat shop. It was a very foggy day when the two met escaped so they were not seen. The two men had jumped into the water and have not been seen since. September 15, 1941, John Bayless had attempted to make an escape, but soon gave up swimming after entering the freezing waters of the San Francisco Bay. December 16, 1962, Darl Lee Parker and John Paul Scott used a saw to cut through the windows in the kitchen to be able to climb through, then proceed to make a run to the

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