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Inside ALCATRAZ : D BLock | by SergeK 
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Inside ALCATRAZ : D BLock

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D Block was the Treatment Unit for disciplinary cases. Alcatraz was a place for the country's worst inmates, and D Block was where they kept the worst of the worst. Prisoners there were locked in their cells for 24 hours a day.


There are three tiers to D Block. The bottom tier had cells with no furniture, nothing. Sometimes the men were kept in total darkness. Men could go mad. The prisoners in the upper two tiers had beds and toilets. D Block is on the west side of the island and the cells are lit up by the setting sun. At night, looking out through the dingy windows you can see the lights of the city, appearing and disappearing in the fog, like an illusion. Some say there are ghosts on Alcatraz - of prisoners, of old soldiers who served when it was a fort, of Indians.

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Taken on September 27, 2011