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Alcatraz was closed march 21st 1963 due to rising operational costs and deteriorating facilities. President John F. Kennedy authorized the prisons closure and warden Olin Blackwell was in charge of prisoner transfer, all the prisoners were sent to appropriate facilities per the crimes they committed.

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The spirits of the prisoner who were trying to escape, but never did haunt the prison forever!!

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How are people put into Alcatraz?

The prison on Alcatraz has been closed since 1963. Tourists travel on a ferry to the island.


Did anybody else live on island of Alcatraz?

Absolutely. Alcatraz was closed in 1963; surviving inmates were transferred to other prisons. :)


When did they close alcatraz?

The federal prison on Alcatraz was closed in 1963. The island became a US historic landmark in 1986.


Where is alcatrz and when did it close?

Alcatraz is in the Bay of San Fransico. It is on an island and I'm not sure when it closed.


When did Alcatraz shut down?

Alcatraz island has never been "closed" to the public. The prison on the island closed in 1963, and for over a year and a half the island was home to a Native-American group. Today it is an historic landmark.


What really happened after Alcatraz prison closed?

All the prisoners were transfered of the island. But thats not what happened. Not at all.


Is Alcatraz ever going to catch Tommy madsen?

yes they will in 1963 Alcatraz was officially closed all the prisoners were transferred of the island only that's not what happened not at all.


Is Alcatraz still a jail?

Technically, Alcatraz is an island. The structure referred to, Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, was a federal prison. The prison has long since been decommissioned as impractical due to the cost of upkeep. Alcatraz Island is now a national park, and the prison is a museum. It is open to the public and guided tours are offered of the island and facilities.


What island in san francisco bay was the site of prison?

Alcatraz island.


Where is Alcatraz when did it close?

Alcatraz is located in the San Francisco Bay and it was closed in 1963. It was closed because of its high operating costs.


How many boys lived on Alcatraz island?

12 boys lived on Alcatraz island


What organization runs Alcatraz Island?

Alcatraz Island is run by the National Park Service.