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The First Prisoners Arrived at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary


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New prison

Alcatraz has long halls of stacked cells like this prison in Green Haven, New York, brand new in 1941

CREDIT: “New prison, second in size to Sing Sing, Green Haven, N.Y.,” 1941. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number LC-USZ62-104194.



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