TIL that only 36 attempts were made to escape Alcatraz by 34 people. Only 5 made it off the island and are presumed drowned. Alcatraz was closed due to maintenance costs.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Alcatraz_escape_attempts

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  1. If I remember right in 2011 one of the three man who escaped from Alcatraz wrote a letter who says that he was in need of hospital care and that he will talk to the autority in exchange of freedom and care.

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