The New Evidence of the ‘Only Alcatraz Escape’ Presented in a TV Documentary

Ian Harvey
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Anything is possible if you have the determination and – in case of criminals escaping from maximum security prison – an executable escape plan. Previously thought to be an unbreakable fortress with fool-proof security and surrounded by cold water, the San Francisco Island famously known as the Alcatraz Prison is now believed to have been breached some 53 years ago.

According to the reports issued by the FBI officials, two bank robbers and brothers named Clarence Anglin and John Anglin drowned while trying to escape from the Alcatraz. Their remains were found on San Francisco Bay six months after their attempted prison break, and were confirmed by the FBI. However, new evidence presented by the nephews of the Anglin brothers in a TV documentary suggests quiet the otherwise.

Arrested in 1956 after a string of successful bank robberies, two brothers were deemed dangerous and authorities transferred them to Alcatraz in 1960. The first and the most famous maximum security prison in America, the Alcatraz was built to ensure the safe ‘keeping’ of  some of the most notorious criminals of twentieth century. (Mail Online)


Anglin brothers tricked the prison guards using card-board face masks, before getting into the vents. They then used old raincoats as canopies to get to the outside boundary of the prison. The theory was that they then body-surfed behind a ferry driven by one of their old accomplice who then dropped the two brother and another inmate Frank Morris on San Francisco Bay.