Saturday, April 25, 2009

What is Jail Island, Alcatraz? -7

Attempts to escape from Alcatraz were on going. Official record is "34 Escape Attempts, 7 killed, 2 drowned, 5 missing, 20 arrested". Included in the missing were "Frank Morris" and Anglin brothers as shown the movie "Escape from Alcatraz". Frank Morris was sent to Alcatraz in 1960. He planned and attempted prison break in 1962 with John Anglin, Clarence Anglin, and Allen West. They built raft and their own dolls, continued to dig to escape for 2 years. They executed their plan June 11, 1962. Allen West could not join the escape.

FBI started search immediately, but they could not find them. They could not find their bodies as well. All they found were a part of their raft, bags of Anglins, etc... FBI and Alcatraz authority decided that they were drowned and died. But government decided to close Alcatraz Prison about 1 year after this escape.

Picture uploaded here are above left "Frank Morris, John and Clarence Anglin (Left to Right), and their dolls" and "Original Federal Signboard showing what Alcatraz is".

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12 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shaw .. It is definitely not a nice place - but look how prisoners became entrepreneurs! Interesting thought ..

Our 2nd hand book shop - just round the corner from my house .. had a guide book on Alcatraz on show yesterday! I didn't stop to buy .. I have your posts ..

Thanks - Hilary Melton-Butcher
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Shaw said...

Hi Hilary,

It is very interesting that this jail island is world famous like guided book is sold in your neighbour and we are living close to it. Lucky we are not living in the island. (LOL)

Thank you for your comment.
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Peter Baca said...

Hi Shaw,

This is a very interesting aspect of the prisoners of Alcatraz! They were apparently very creative in their plan and execution!

Apparently, they would rather try and fail...possibly be killed...rather than continue that existence at the prison.

It says something about the human spirit!

Best Regards

Pete Baca
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Shaw said...

Hello Pete,

Your comment touches upon good point. It was obviously worse than being killed continuing to be in prison. It is understandable to some extend.

Thank you for your comment.
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Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

Shaw, thank you for this great post. It is very difficult for them. They are told when to get up, when to eat, when to exercise,when to work, and when to go to bed. Now with the gangs always having to watch your own back. It would not be fun to me. Some prisons are better than others. Some are the worst.Some are like country clubs (but you can not leave.) Alcatraz was one of the worst. To them death might be welcomed over staying their.
Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

Shaw, thank you for your post. Alcatraz is very interesting. Thank you for sharing.
Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Shaw said...

Dear Dan and Deanna,

Freedom is like air we do not think much in daily lives. It was taken for granted. It is almost unthinkable if we live without freedom. The prisoners did. They did not have any freedom. It must be unbelievably harsh.

Thank you for your comment.
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Shaw said...

Hi Dan and Deanna,

Welcome back! Thank you for your comment. This was interesting topic for me, too. I hope you enjoyed it.

Thanks again.
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websanfrancisco said...

Everyone knows what Alcatraz was. It's one of the most famous spots in San Francisco, visited by tourists every year. there are so many stories connected to Alcatraz that they give a misterious touch to this place.

icalifornia said...

It's this kind of attractions I'm talking about when saying that California, and especially San Francisco is a great place to visit!

Shaw said...

Dear websanfrancisco,

Thank you for your coming. Thank you for your comment. Yes, San Francisco is lovely place with full of history. Alcatraz is one of them. I totally agree with you.

Thanks, again!
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Shaw said...

Dear icalifornia,

Thank you for your coming. I appreciate your comment. I love California and I love San Francisco. There are varieties of attractions for various people.

Thanks again!
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