Stand in a prison cell in Alcatraz

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I stood inside of what they called "The Hole" at Alcatraz. The photo of me I am standing inside the Hole.

The worst cells for confinement as a punishment for inmates who stepped out of line were located at the end of D-Block in cells 9–14, known as "The Hole".The cells were devoid of light and colder than the rest of the prison, and prisoners sent here were regularly stripped, beaten, and tortured and often starved, forced to sleep on the cold concrete floor wearing nothing but light underwear.

I also stood in the cell of Alcatraz most notorious prisoner nicknamed "The Bird Man" Knowing I stood where history once took place made the experience all that more cool =D 

Robert Stroud, who was better known to the public as the Birdman of Alcatraz (January 28, 1890 – November 21, 1963), was transferred to Alcatraz in 1942. At a young age he took to pimping and was involved in a murder during a drunken brawl. After terms in McNeil Island and Leavenworth Federal Prison, where he had killed Officer Andrew Turner, he was transferred to Alcatraz, with his sentence extended.

A self-taught ornithologist, he wrote books, and his Digest on the Diseases of Birds is considered a classic in Ornithology. He was confined to D-Block for most of his duration in Alcatraz in solitary confinement,[128] and after a term in the prison hospital, was transferred to the Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in SpringfieldMissouri due to serious bad health.[8] Although he was given the name “The Birdman of Alcatraz’, he was not permitted to keep birds in his prison cell as he had been able to do previously. He died in 1963

 

 


zelly.marie.nebrat zelly.marie.nebrat

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Fieldtrip while at Stanford Law School.  


marki marki

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I also stood in a dark room. That is crazy. One of the employees is closing the door and it is just DARK. Nothing to see. No suprise that people ar going nuts ...


sofiita6 sofiita6

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 Alcatraz was awesome! I recomend it to anyone with an eerie sense of adventure!


trymroedder trymroedder

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I was here, summer of 2011. Walking through the hallways of Alcatraz and listening to the on-ear guide was a fairly surreal experience.


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 AMAZING!! Et je l'ai fait torse nu, gueulant après les gens :)


juliesorensen juliesorensen

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I was not that old when I went to Alcatraz, so at that time I only understood a little bit of English. I would like to go there again to revisit Alcatraz now that I am older and way better at speaking and understanding English.

 


leighlouisepope leighlouisepope

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I did this on my travels loved alcatraz so much would so go back again.  


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Alcatrez was an interesting experience. I was staying near San Franciso with my friends, and decided to do some sightseeing while they were at work. On a whim, I decided to check out the tours to Alcatrez. I was by myself, so didn't have someone to take a picture of me in the cell, but I did ask someone to take one outside of the prison. 

One thing I remember is the "Birdman" was there signing books, and I wondered if he was there every day. 

 


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Sep 2007, while visiting San Francisco, my friend Favela and I took the audio tour of Alcatraz.  What an amazing place to visit.  And to stand inside of a cell with that big iron gate closing in front of you.  Creepy!  I would love to go back one day and take a little longer to explore and learn more about the one time Native American occupation of the island.   

 

http://www.nps.gov/alca/index.htm

 


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San Francisco 2012

 


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2008

 


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 Its an impressive place to see but very very busy with tourists.


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Good fun, u feel like it is happening now because u hear the prisioners points of views.

 


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Woo thanks middle school field trips.


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California Adventure trip 2014 

 


wherethehellisvaldoo wherethehellisvaldoo

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Pure history and when you visit San Francisco then it is a must place. Breathing the same air what prisoners breathed more than 50 years ago make you think about life different way. At least it happened with me.

 


Rigobelisa Rigobelisa

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There is nothing quite like sitting in an Alcatraz cell staring at a blank wall for 5 minutes. Puts everything into perspective


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went to alactraz with my dad and cousins

 


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Alcatraz is really beautiful. I've stand in one of the prison cells, I loved it.


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