Alcatraz: Defying the Rock

Alcatraz: Defying the Rock

Series 1

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Summary

An exploration of the famous prison in San Francisco Bay, uncovering the design, construction and legends of Alcatraz to discover the stories of incredible escapes. The programme reveals the good planning, patient observation and keen understanding of the prison's weakest design elements that enabled the megastructure to be overcome by 13 inmates during the 27 years the institution was open.
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