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Alcatraz Island prison cellhouse building : Stock Photo
The main prison cellhouse building was built in 1909-1912. During that time, it was a U.S. Army military prison; it was the site of a citadel from the 1860's. The U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, Pacific Branch on Alcatraz was acquired by the U.S. Department of Justice on October 12, 1933, and the island became a Federal Bureau of Prisons federal prison in August 1934, after the buildings were modernized to meet the requirements of a high security prison. Given this high security and the location of Alcatraz in the cold water and strong currents of San Francisco Bay, the prison operators believed Alcatraz to be inescapable. Alcatraz was designed to hold prisoners who continuously caused trouble at other federal prisons. It was transferred over to the U.S. National Park Service in 1972 and became part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Alcatraz Island prison cellhouse building

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Geri Lavrov
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The main prison cellhouse building was built in 1909-1912. During that time, it was a U.S. Army military prison; it was the site of a citadel from the 1860's. The U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, Pacific Branch on Alcatraz was acquired by the U.S. Department of Justice on October 12, 1933, and the island became a Federal Bureau of Prisons federal prison in August 1934, after the buildings were modernized to meet the requirements of a high security prison. Given this high security and the location of Alcatraz in the cold water and strong currents of San Francisco Bay, the prison operators believed Alcatraz to be inescapable. Alcatraz was designed to hold prisoners who continuously caused trouble at other federal prisons. It was transferred over to the U.S. National Park Service in 1972 and became part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
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