This image, from a 1930s postcard, shows the prison as it appeared at the beginning of the Warden Johnston Years. The Bureau of Prisons made many improvements to the Rock, including the addition of five guard towers, catwalks, and extensive chain link fencing.

Copyright 1998 by Joel GAzis-SAx. All rights reserved. Permission for use in school reports granted provided source is cited. Use in websites or other publications requires the written approval of the author.

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