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A look back at Alcatraz

A look back at Alcatraz

A rifle grenade fired by a soldier at left explodes at an already shattered and pock marked window at the Federal Prison on Alcatraz Island where rioting prisoners are cornered after killing two guards and wounding 15, May 3, 1946. (AP Photo/Jack Rice)

March 21, 2013 4:15 pmLoading…
A look back at Alcatraz

A look back at Alcatraz

An Alcatraz guard points to a utility corridor in a cell block a where the bodies of Bernard Coy, Kentucky bank robber, Joseph Cretzer, L.A. bank robber, and Marvin Hubbard, Tennessee kidnapper, were found May 4 after 36 hours of fighting with prison guards and Marines in an attempted prison…

March 21, 2013 4:16 pmLoading…


Bernard Coy, Kentucky bank robber, climbed up these bars of the gun gallery, seen at upper right, May 6, 1946, spread the bars apart to knock out prison guard Bert Burch, and grabbed his keys to begin the bloody attempted prison break, May 2. The attempt ended in the death of Coy and two oth…

March 21, 2013 4:15 pm

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