The remarkable story of how three prisoners managed to escape Alcatraz


While the FBI has never been able to confirm the escapee’s success conclusively, there seems to be enough evidence to suggest that they were triumphant.


The scientific entertainment show Mythbusters even attempted to whether it was possible to escape using the materials available to the inmates. The show confirmed that using what the Anglin brothers would have had access to, they would have been able to escape. A National Geographic program in 2011 confirmed footprints were found on Angel Island, and a car had been stolen on the night of the escape.

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