This is what I read about the real Alcatraz. The United States Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz was acquired by the United States Department of Justice on October 12, 1933, and the island became a Federal Bureau of Prisons federal prison in August 1934. Alcatraz was designed to hold prisoners who continuously caused trouble at other federal prisons. At 9:40 am in the morning of August 11, 1934, the first batch of 137 prisoners arrived at Alcatraz, arriving by railroad from the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas at Santa Venetia, California, before being escorted to Alcatraz, handcuffed in high security coaches and guarded by some 60 special FBI agents, U.S. Marshals and railway security officials. Most of the prisoners were notorious bank robbers and murderers.
Now Alcatraz is closed and you can take a boat to tour it...I am not sure Mom could find her way off the island?
This is the true story of how the Iowa Alcatraz came to be, you can either read it now, (it may be rather long and boring) or wait till the movie comes out. Sooo...Mom and Dad get these two unruly pugs, a/k/a Sammy and Stella. Every time Mom would take them outside for some exercise they would refuse to listen to her, and take off running towards the highway. Mom would have a tizzy screaming fit, but they just ran anyway. She talked to the
Well, folks you know the old saying about "you can't keep a good woman down" Mom got right on the phone and called up one of her son-in-laws, Cody, who is married to Kody, (no comment please) and after he got off work brought over steel posts, and wire. (Mom hadn't figured these important items into her budget) Well, dangit Dad happened to be home that night, and Mom got busted. Soooo being the manly man he is he went outside to help Cody rearranging Mom's blueprints right of the bat! He cut down the size to what it is today. Mom was
Mom says one night when Dad is at work, she is calling her son in law back and they are gonna do it the right way. Hopefully, it won't be dark when Dad gets home cos he could fall right into the fence. (Mom is rolling her eyes.)
Last night Mom came out to check on us while we were enjoying our nightly walk around the yard, and she noticed one of the smaller prisoners had broken out through the fencing. There was little Angus standing outside the fence as pretty as you please! No prison guard was in sight....I am sure our ears were bleeding from all the shrieking Mom was doing about Dad not getting the fence gate closed right. We think gussie just dug a tiny hole with his tiny spoon, and that is how he did it. He told us later, the next time he will take us with him.
P.S. Mom's cooking is just perfect for us, cos you know what they say about prison food. Enough said.
Have a grand day!