The Real Escape from Alcatraz

Photo courtesy of Jon Sullivan, Public Domain

In June of this year, the news was filled with the Clinton Correctional Facility in New York. Two inmates, each serving a life sentence for murder, escaped and were on the run for almost three weeks. One was shot dead and the other was captured and put back in prison.

In San Francisco, we have Alcatraz which was a federal prison for 29 years. Our most famous escape happened in 1962. The three inmates who escaped were bank robbers. They were never caught.
Here is some news footage from that time:

People are still talking about the possibility of the three men surviving. No bodies were ever found. It is still an open case for the U.S. Marshals Service. In 1979, actor Clint Eastwood starred in the movie, “Escape from Alcatraz,” portraying Frank Morris, one of the three escapees.
Here is the movie trailer:

This October, another documentary about the escape premieres on the History channel. The show is called, “Alcatraz, Search for the Truth.”  The claim is that there is proof these inmates survived. Here is the information about the show:

http://www.history.com/shows/alcatraz-search-for-the-truth/about

Best wishes,

Carol