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Alcatraz Escapees Count Statistics

The expectation is that all three Alcatraz escapees in the 1962 attempt are presumed to have drowned.

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"The most famous escape attempt involved three inmates: Frank Morris, John Anglin, and Clarence Anglin in June 1962."

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"U.S. Marshals still continue to investigate the 1962 escape case."

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"The first known escape attempt took place in April 1936 by Joseph Bowers."

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"Out of the 36 inmates who attempted to escape, 23 were captured, 6 were shot and killed, 2 drowned, and 5 went missing and were presumed drowned."

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"Evidence from the escapees’ raft and paddles was found on Angel Island and in the bay after the 1962 escape."

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"Alcatraz was considered escape-proof due to the cold and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay."

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"Alcatraz penitentiary was operational for nearly 30 years, from 1934 until it closed in 1963."

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"The total number of escape attempts made by inmates from the Rock is fourteen."

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"Over 1,545 prisoners were held at Alcatraz over its 30 years of operation."

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"The 1962 escape involved intricate planning, including constructing dummy heads to leave in the prisoners’ beds."

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"Of the escape attempts, one involved an inmate, John Paul Scott, successfully swimming to the mainland in 1962 but later being recaptured."

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"A total of eleven officers were injured during the Battle of Alcatraz escape attempt in 1946."

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"Only 2 inmates escaped during one attempt in May 1946, which later became known as the "Battle of Alcatraz"."

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"A total of 36 inmates attempted to escape from Alcatraz between 1934 and 1963."

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"Cell 138 was the assigned cell of inmate Frank Morris, the mastermind behind the successful 1962 escape."

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"Some of the escape attempts inspired movies, with the most notable being the 1979 film "Escape from Alcatraz"."

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"Inmates who attempted to escape on record did so using a variety of methods including digging through walls, climbing fences, and cutting through cell bars."

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"The escape attempt of 1962 by Morris and the Anglin brothers remains one of the most mysterious as they were never found."

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"The FBI closed the case of the 1962 escape after a 17-year investigation, declaring the escapees presumed drowned."

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"Bank robbers Frank Morris and the Anglin brothers were among the few who made serious attempts using makeshift rafts."

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