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Alcatraz Island

San Francisco Alcatraz Island Jail

Alcatraz Island offers a look at the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast. It was used as a federal penitentiary from 1934 to 1963, a total of 29 years, and which was considered to be impossible to escape. Alcatraz did house a few well-known prisoners. The 1,576 prisoners were housed in the prison over the years.
Alcatraz Island Light House
Fisherman's Wharf to  Alcatraz Tour
Mysteries of Alcatraz
SFO Alcatraz Island
Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore from San Francisco, California, United States. Often referred to as "The Rock," the small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison (1868), and a federal prison from 1933 until 1963. In 1972 Alcatraz became a national recreation area and received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.

Today, the island's facilities are managed by the National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area; it is open to tours. Visitors can reach the island by ferry ride from Pier 33, near Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco. Hornblower Cruises and Events, operating under the name Alcatraz Cruises, is the official ferry provider to and from the island.
SFO Alcatraz Jail
SFO Alcatraz Tour
View of Golden Gate Bridge from Alcatraz
View of SFO Downtown from Alcatraz
Reference  :  Penitentiary - சிறை (In Tamil)
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