Many people watch movies to see fugitives running from the law and escaping seemingly impenetrable places. However, you don’t think about it occurring in real life. In most cases, this is true, but can happen on rare occasions. One story in particular is quite shocking. Alcatraz was designed to be inescapable, and most people thought there was no way it could happen. It sat on a private island, so there was nowhere for people to go. However, the San Francisco Police Department got a confession letter in 2013, saying that it was from the criminals who reportedly escaped many decades ago. This is how they did it.
The Story of Alcatraz
Roughly one mile from the San Francisco shore sits an island for dangerous criminals. Alcatraz is a famous fortress-style building that housed tough bad guys. While it was referred to as the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, it had been a military base and lighthouse.
An Inescapable Fortress
Developers were keen to create a place where escape was impossible. They needed these bad prisoners to remain inside at all times. Therefore, they didn’t want people roaming free or getting to nearby neighborhoods and causing panic.