Thursday, March 14, 2013

Alcatraz 50


Fifty years ago on March 21, Alcatraz Prison closed after twenty-nine years of operation. It’s the site of the first lighthouse and United States Fort built on the west coast. Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay about 1.5 miles offshore from San Francisco, California.  We have a few books about the history of the famous rock including “Alcatraz: The Last Day” by photographer Leigh Wiener and  “Alcatraz: The Official Guide” by Paul McHugh. Also, in our audio book collection you’ll find “Doing Time: Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour” as told by former inmates and correctional officers.

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