It's impossible to escape the perilous history of this jagged piece of land in San Francisco Bay.
Mrs Mae Capone, wife of America’s best-known gangster Al Capone, walks up the gangplank of the Alcatraz Island boat to visit her husband on the Island prison in San Francisco bay, 1938.
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An inmate worker distributes trays near the steam table. Bars separate the kitchen from the mess hall. circa 1951
Model of inmate Clarence Anglin’s head. This head was constructed to show the right side of the face only when placed in a cell bed. The face was reconstructed in 1981.
A Native American man on crutches takes a picture during a takeover of Alcatraz Island by a group of Native Americans, San Francisco, California, June 1970.