The Real Story Behind The Great Escape From Alcatraz
3. The Unthinkable Escape
Alcatraz was the toughest prison on the planet until it closed in 1963. The maximum-security prison was designed to make it impossible for the worst of the worst criminals to come in contact with the rest of society.
Many Alcatraz prisoners had tried and failed to get off the island over the 29 years that it served as home to a maximum-security prison. What made the infamous Alcatraz escapees so special that they could break past the toughest security procedures of the time?