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the hole

this shot was taken from the back corner of the hole. We were actually closed in hear and it get's reeealllly dark! Prisoners would typically get 5 days in a row under these conditions with the worst getting 21 days (the birdman).


they won't close the actual bars because the system is so old and a few years back tourists actually got locked into some of the cells and they were stuck in there until they could get someone from the bay to rescue them.


Alcatraz History

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Taken on May 18, 2009