Frequently Asked Questions

Most of the questions pertain to the period which I know best, the years 1933 to 1934. There is a little information about the years when Alcatraz was a military fort and prison. You can find a little on the Morris/Anglin escape, too. If you can't find your answer here, post your question to Scrawls.
  1. Did anyone ever escape from Alcatraz?
  2. Are there really dungeons beneath Alcatraz?
  3. What were the cells like?
  4. Did Alcatraz work?
  5. Where can I find more information about the Murder in the First case?
  6. Where can I find more information on famous prisoners?
  7. Where can I get some good books about Alcatraz?

For further information, see:
Main Index
General Chronology
Scrawls: A Reader's Sharing Page
Researching Alcatraz
GAzis-SAx Books: Alcatraz
or write:
Joel GAzis-SAx

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