Life for the Prisoners of Alcatraz in Photos
Life for the Prisoners of Alcatraz in Photos

Life for the Prisoners of Alcatraz in Photos

Jacob Miller - October 5, 2017

Life for the Prisoners of Alcatraz in Photos
Al Capone’s wife, Mamie, visits her husband at Alcatraz. 1938. Getty Images
Life for the Prisoners of Alcatraz in Photos
On the left, spectators in San Francisco observe the smoke from rioting on Alcatraz Island in 1946. San Francisco Public Library
Life for the Prisoners of Alcatraz in Photos
Press and spectators stand on the shore and view the smoke rising from the prison riots. 1946. Getty Images
Life for the Prisoners of Alcatraz in Photos
One of the prison cells, with a paper mache decoy head, from which one of the inmates fled during the 1962 escape. National Park Service
Life for the Prisoners of Alcatraz in Photos
A guard stands in the cell by the small escape hole that inmates used to begin their journey to breach the prison’s walls. 1962. San Francisco Public Library
Life for the Prisoners of Alcatraz in Photos
A guard examines a vent on the roof of the prison that three inmates came out of during their escape. 1962. San Francisco Public Library
Life for the Prisoners of Alcatraz in Photos
Evidence, including a death mask of a slain guard, that was used in the trial of convicts who made a failed escape attempt from Alcatraz Prison. 1938. San Francisco Public Library
Life for the Prisoners of Alcatraz in Photos
Tools and other items used during the infamous Alcatraz escape of 1962, during which three men got away, never to be seen again. National Park Service
Life for the Prisoners of Alcatraz in Photos
A gas grenade burned the face of guard Ed Miller during the three-day riots of 1946. Getty Images
Life for the Prisoners of Alcatraz in Photos
Alcatraz guard Royal C. Cline lies in the hospital after suffering injuries during an escape attempt. 1938. San Francisco Public Library
Life for the Prisoners of Alcatraz in Photos
Prison guard C. D. Corwin receives medical attention after being wounded in the prison riot of 1946. San Francisco Public Library
Life for the Prisoners of Alcatraz in Photos
A guard examines part of the route used during the infamous escape of 1962. Bettmann: Contributor: Getty Images
Life for the Prisoners of Alcatraz in Photos
Dummy heads made of paper mache used as decoys in the 1962 escape. San Francisco Public Library
Life for the Prisoners of Alcatraz in Photos
Marvin Hubbard, Bernard Paul Coy, and Clarence Carnes, the three inmates who started the riot of 1946. Getty Images
Life for the Prisoners of Alcatraz in Photos
Alcatraz prisoner Clarence Anglin’s FBI wanted poster for committing bank robbery. Anglin was one of the three inmates who participated in 1962’s daring escape. 1960. National Park Service
Life for the Prisoners of Alcatraz in Photos
Tags hang from the toes of Alcatraz escapees who didn’t make it. 1946. San Francisco Public Library
Life for the Prisoners of Alcatraz in Photos
A body is removed after the rioting, 1946. San Francisco Public Library
Life for the Prisoners of Alcatraz in Photos
Attempted escapees Clarence Carnes, Sam Shockley, and Miran Thompson. 1948. Shockley and Thompson got the gas chamber for their failed escape that contributed to the 1946 riots. Carnes was shown mercy and given a life sentence. Wikimedia

 

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