Alcatraz: Living Hell

Alcatraz: Living Hell

Series 1

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Summary

Documentary offering an insight into life inside the famous Alcatraz, AKA the Rock, the former maximum-security prison that lay on an island in the San Francisco Bay, and housed many high-profile criminals such as Al Capone, `Machine Gun' Kelly and `The Birdman' Robert Stroud. The programme focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of the jail, and reveals how its inmates staged numerous escape attempts and posed serious challenges to its staff.
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