Some tried, but all failed. A total of 36 prisoners tried to escape 14 times but had no luck. 23 inmates were caught alive while the rest met their peril. 6 were shot and killed and the others drowned in the cold unforgiving waters.
THE BAD GUYS
Al Capone, George "Machine-Gun" Kelly, Alvin Karpis - Alcatraz was home to the most notorious bank robbers, murderers, and gangsters. It was designed to hold prisoners who continuously caused trouble at other federal prisons.
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