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First Look: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

September 19, 2014 | 8:30 am

First Look: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

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Exhibition features everything from Legos to teapots to exploring themes of freedom and confinement.

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When Whitey Bulger Was at Alcatraz

August 12, 2013 | 12:05 pm

When Whitey Bulger Was at Alcatraz

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Archcriminal Whitey Bulger was convicted today in Boston on murder and racketeering charges, and he faces life in prison when he’s sentenced on Nov. 13. Not the first time he’s been there, of course. As we wrote about in 2011, when Bulger was captured after 17 years on the lam, he was incarcerated at Alcatraz […]

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March 4, 2013 | 11:20 am

Watch Video: Alcatraz Triathlon Turns Harrowing

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An Austin, Texas man died after plunging into cold waters around Alcatraz for a swim across the San Francisco Bay on Sunday as part of the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. His death cast a shadow over the normally boisterous display of athletic endurance. In this video, a call for help from an unidentified swimmer brings […]

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Why One US Marshal is Still Looking for Alcatraz Escapees

June 11, 2012 | 12:18 pm

Why One US Marshal is Still Looking for Alcatraz Escapees

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the only successful jailbreak from the federal penitentary on Alcatraz Island. And there’s one guy at least, who’s not treating this as history. KQED’s Joshua Johnson on Friday talked to U.S. Marshal Michael Dyke, the lone investigator still on the case, and believe us, he’s not out there looking […]

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Whitey Bulger at Alcatraz

June 24, 2011 | 11:20 am

Whitey Bulger at Alcatraz

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News of notorious gangster Whitey Bulger’s capture is beyond front page news in Boston. It’s the only news, in fact, that greeted anyone who might have glanced at their Boston Globe this morning, with no less than eight Bulger-related articles highlighted on the front page. But one chapter in the Bulger story was written locally, […]

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May 18, 2011 | 11:22 am

Video: New J.J. Abrams Show “Alcatraz” Coming to Fox

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SFist, which is often first-to-market on these things, tips us off to this preview video of the upcoming show “Alcatraz,” coming to Fox television in 2012. Back in February, film crews were out in San Francisco streets shooting, and some of that can presumably be seen below. The things that stood out most for me […]

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Did your relatives do time at Alcatraz?  Find out!

October 29, 2010 | 1:29 pm

Did your relatives do time at Alcatraz? Find out!

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You may think you’re the proverbial “black sheep” in your family, but one of your forebears might have an even spottier record… and that record might run through Alcatraz. Ancestry.com has finished digitizing records for all 1,575 inmates who were ever incarcerated at the island fortress in San Francisco Bay during its 29 years as […]

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