Jailhouse Rock


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Published: May 19th 2016
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San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities to live in...and with a maximum security prison located only 1.25 miles off into the bay.


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Ferry RideFerry Ride
Ferry Ride

Getting ready to board our ferry to the island
FerryFerry
Ferry

On our way
AlcatrazAlcatraz
Alcatraz

Located high on top of a hill...just like SF, Alcatraz has its own hill
Rule #29Rule #29
Rule #29

Alcatraz has many rules. Rule #29 states...Bathing and laundry exchange are scheduled for mainline bath inmates every Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning....bathing and clothing change twice a week, they can't be serious!
Cell block C-DCell block C-D
Cell block C-D

New prisoners were paraded down to their cell naked
Our CellOur Cell
Our Cell

Smaller than my closet at home. Cells are only 5 x 9 and come equipped with a bed, stool, table for one, sink, toilet and one shelf
Nancy's cellNancy's cell
Nancy's cell

Enjoying the luxuries of my cell.
IsolationIsolation
Isolation

Al Capone served 4.5 years in Alcatraz and spent 8 days in the hole (isolation) for a fight in the recreation yeard
IsolationIsolation
Isolation

Many prisoners spent their time in isolation in the dark (24/7)
Escape from AlcatrazEscape from Alcatraz
Escape from Alcatraz

There are no "confirmed" escapes from Alcatraz, but 4 inmates (Clarence Anglin, John Anglin, Frank Morris, and Allen West), dug through their cell walls with a spoon into an unused utility corridor, and departed Alcatraz Island aboard an improvised inflatable raft to an uncertain fate (freedom or death in the SF bay). Allen West did not make it out of his cell in time & was left behind
Escape from AlcatrazEscape from Alcatraz
Escape from Alcatraz

The inmates tucked papier-mâché heads resembling their own likenesses into their beds so that night guard would not sound the alarm.
ViewView
View

View from Alcatraz
ViewView
View

View from Alcatraz
Grandma doing a selfieGrandma doing a selfie
Grandma doing a selfie

My have the tables turned. The kids are now telling grandma to put down the cell phone so that they can talk
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Alcatraz inmate

Posing with Katie and Patrick is former Alcatraz inmate Billy Baker who wrote a book about his experiences as an inmate at Alcatraz
Pier 39Pier 39
Pier 39

Ended our day at Pier 39...dining & shopping
Pier 39Pier 39
Pier 39

Sea lions basking in the sun


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