Alcatraz prison was known as the most remote and isolated prison in the world back in the 60s. Due to its location on an island, the prison was considered impossible to escape. In the history of Alcatraz, 36 inmates tried to get away but none of them succeeded or even survived. This grim statistic changed suddenly in June of 1962. Three men tried to escape “The Rock” by jumping into the cold tumultuous waters of the San Francisco Bay.
These men were never seen again, and their fates remained unknown for over 50 years when in January 2018 the police received a mysterious letter. This new information changed everything and forced the FBI to reopen the investigation. Continue reading to find out the daring true story of the great escape from Alcatraz and what really happened to the men who got away.
An Unbelievable Escape
Alcatraz was the most frightening prison imaginable. This maximum-security prison was designed with the sole purpose of keeping the most dangerous criminals away from normal society. Somehow, three prisoners managed to evade all of the prison’s advanced security functions and escape.
The Alcatraz escape has become of American history’s most famous unsolved crimes. After the fact, the local officials claimed that the three escapees drowned in the cold water, but recently there have been clues that the prisoners (who are now elderly) managed to get away and lived. A letter that arrived in 2018 has caused the FBI to reopen the investigation. What is the real story?