U.S. Army Barrack
Members of Alcatraz
The Alcatraz prison had 155 staff members and 60 were FBI agents or U.S. marshals. The staff had to wash dishes and jumpsuits while the guards had to watch over the prisoners. The guards had no limit to how cruel they could be to the prisoners.
Escape from Alcatraz
Prisoners tried 36 times to escape from Alcatraz, but this attempt by Frank Morris, Clarence Anglin, and John Anglin in 1962 was successful. These inmates roamed through the ventilation system and made a raft of yellow raincoats to escape Alcatraz Island. Only the raft was found and because of this escape the prison was shut down by the government for it was no longer an escape proof prison.
Things To Do
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area gives tours of the prison and some certain cells.Some of the many items you can buy are rule signs, which have one rule written on each.
The famous cell you can visit is Al Capone's cell and everything in his cell is the way he left it.
You can also climb this lighthouse that is standing over the steep and sharp rocks.