Night trip to Alcatraz. It was quite sobering for some of the youth. The night provided a different reality to the prison industrial complex. We are always learning from each other. #alcatraz#nemachtilli
I present to you San Francisco Bay from the sky✈☁️ Bottom left is the Island of Alcatraz and former high security prison👮♂️ Bottom right you can see the skyscrapers of San Francisco's financial district💰
And... no unfortunately that's not the Golden Gate Bridge🌉
The door to the recreation yard was what blocked the conspirators of the 1946 Battle of Alcatraz from making their way to freedom. The original door is still in-place and is an important chapter in the history of Alcatraz.
Here’s some interesting facts about world most famous federal prison.
1. During Alcatraz's 29 years as a federal prison there were 14 escape attempts by 36 prisoners. Six prisoners were shot dead. Two drowned. Five went missing and were believed to have drowned. 23 prisoners were caught alive.
2. Alcatraz wins the prize for one of the most haunted places in America, and the most haunted prison in the country.
3. Alcatraz is named for sea birds.
4. It cost $10 a day to house prisoners on Alcatraz as opposed to $3 a day on the mainland.
5. Although Alcatraz was believed to be a harsher environment for inmates, some prisoners requested transfers to the prison. The warden provided better food and additional servings if desired to help keep rioting down. There was a substantial library and monthly movies at Alcatraz for prisoners as well.
6. Alcatraz was too expensive to maintain and Robert F. Kennedy, the Attorney General at the time, ordered the federal prison to be closed on March 21st, 1963. #alcatraz#alcapone#birdman#machinegunkelly#sanfrancisco#alcatrazfederalprison#california#picoftheday#follow#followforfollowback#travel#learn#explore