Alcatraz Island National Park, CA

Location:Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Fort Mason, B201
San Francisco, CA 94123

What do Al Capone, "Machine Gun" Kelly, and Robert "The Birdman" Stroud have in common? They were all inmates at Alcatraz, the infamous Federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.

General Information

Located in the San Francisco Bay Alcatraz has a mean that is unique in the world of prisons. It held some very famous people some of which are: Al Capone, "Machine Gun" Kelly, and Robert "The Birdman" Stroud. Much of this made the prison on Alcatraz Island infamous. When you visit the prison you take a nice short boat ride to the island. Once you get on the island you can see the distance between you and the shore you left.

The Following quote seems to make you understand what it might have been like there:
To the men confined there, it is not only the ultimate in isolation but the most ironic because they are there in the midst of the activity of a busy harbor ... all reminding them that life is near but freedom far. ---J. A. Johnston, former warden, in Alcatraz: Island Prison

Many different things made the prison famous. One of the great things about this National Park is the history that you are engulfed in. There is content history that was made on the island. From the start right until the present.