10 Oct 2012

Alcatraz, California, USA

Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay is often referred to as "The Rock".  It is famous for the prison located on the island. The first batch of prisoners arrived there at 9:40 am on August 11, 1934. 137 notorious robbers, murderers or sodomites, guarded by 60 special FBI agents, US marshalls and other security personnel. The initial staff of 155 were only trained in security but not in rehabilitation.
Today Alcatraz is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and is open to the public.
The card was sent by Jackie (Jassy-50) for the Postcrossing Favourites Tag.

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