55 Years After These Men Escaped From Alcatraz, A Letter May Have Solved The Mystery Of Their Fate

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The sun rose before 6:00 a.m. over the forbidding structures of Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on June 12, 1963. The maximum-security prison sat on an island in the middle of San Francisco Bay, and was reputed to be escape proof. The day started off routinely enough for the warders in charge of the jail, but that normality was soon shattered. Three prisoners were found to be missing from their cells and were nowhere to be seen.

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