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Escape from Alcatraz

Fifty years ago this week, three locked-up criminals tried their luck at a nearly impossible feat—successfully breaking out of the world’s most secure prison. Mission accomplished…or was it? While the convicts were indeed able to make their way off “The Rock,” what happened to them after that remains a mystery to this day. Our Escape from Alcatraz photo gallery details the elaborate and innovative getaway plans of Frank Morris and brothers John and Clarence Anglin.

Escape from Alcatraz

Fifty years ago this week, three locked-up criminals tried their luck at a nearly impossible feat—successfully breaking out of the world’s most secure prison. Mission accomplished…or was it? While the convicts were indeed able to make their way off “The Rock,” what happened to them after that remains a mystery to this day.

Our Escape from Alcatraz photo gallery details the elaborate and innovative getaway plans of Frank Morris and brothers John and Clarence Anglin.

Alcatraz Photo Gallery

For more details and information, read our 2007 story written for the 45th anniversary of the infamous prison break. And check out the Freedom of Information Act records on the case in The Vault.

Photo gallery | 2007 story | FOIA records

Jun 12, 2012 08:00 PM