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On this day in 1934, the first federal prisoners arrived on Alcatraz Island

SFGate Friday, 11 August 2017 ()
Eighty-three years ago today, Alcatraz went from a rock to The Rock.
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News video: Federal Prisoners at Alcatraz

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On August 11, 1934, a group of “most dangerous” prisoners landed on the 22-acre island off the San Francisco Bay. Here’s why.

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