AL­CA­TRAZ IS­LAND

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A visit to“The Rock,” the in­fa­mous for­mer fed­eral pen­i­ten­tiary on Al­ca­traz Is­land, is a must. The ferry ride from Al­ca­traz land­ing takes ten to 15 min­utes and, on ar­rival, the cen­tral three-tier cell block’s tiny cells and lack of pri­vacy take some time to sink in. The au­dio tour pro­vides vivid de­scrip­tions of the re­al­i­ties of pri­son life, as well as the sto­ries of fa­mous es­cape at­tempts and in­mates, in­clud­ing the Bird­man of Al­ca­traz, Mickey Co­hen and Al Capone. If you want more re­al­ism, you can even spend time in

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