We can freely visit Alcatraz now since the jail was closed and it is now a part of Golden Gate National Park. For the criminals sent to Alcatraz, it meant "Death Sentence" for them. In the Ferry Boarding Area, just next to Al Capone picture, a picture of wall graffiti of unknown prisoner says "You will sent to jail if you break the law. If you break a rule in jail, you will be sent to Alcatraz". Do you feel hearing a prisoner sobbing in his jail cell? When I posted an article in Japanese, my blog friend commented. "It is great to take a look into infamous jail island without committing a crime". I replied back to him. "Simple crime is not enough to be sent to Alcatraz. You need to commit a crime of Al Capone level to be sent there."
As mentioned above, it is a part of Golden Gate National Park, so the rule of thumb is "Don't carry in anything, don't carry out anything, other than you throw away garbage and you buy souvenirs." As soon as arriving at the front gate of the jail, you will be given 10 minutes explanation about the history of Alcatraz and visiting rules.
Are you ready for walking into the jail chamber?
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