A look back at Alcatraz

A typical prison menu as posted over the cafeteria-style table where prisoners receive their food at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, shown March 13, 1956. They have their choice of quantity but are reported if they do not eat all that they choose to take on their trays. (AP Photo/Ernest K. Bennett)

March 21, 2013 4:15 pm  • 

About this blog

"Tales from the Morgue" is a way for the Star to share stories from the treasure trove of information held in its old files.

Johanna Eubank, aka the Morgue Lady, was a research assistant in the Star Library — also known as News and Research Services — for 18 years before becoming an online content producer. She has had her share of sneezing fits after digging into dusty old files, so she's sure to find a few old stories to re-examine.

If you have suggestions, comments or questions about this blog, e-mail jeubank@tucson.com

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