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Slide 1 - Tekstslide
Have you ever heard of Alcatraz?
Slide 2 - Quizvraag
Slide 3 - Tekstslide
Slide 4 - Tekstslide
Alcatraz was the supermax federal prison of its own time. It is famously known for its structure and its nickname of ‘the Rock’. Over the years, it housed approximately 1,545 of America’s most ruthless criminals. Alcatraz Island is located in the heart of San Francisco Bay.
Slide 5 - Tekstslide
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How did it get this name?
The word Alcatraz means ‘strange birds’ or pelicans. This island was named ‘de los alcatraces’ by a Spanish explorer Lt. Juan Manuel de Ayala in 1775. He was the first person to map the San Francisco Bay.
For how many years did it operated as a federal prison?
This prison operated for 29 years, from 1934 to 1963.
Slide 8 - Tekstslide
There were 14 escape attempts by 36 prisoners. 6 of them were shot dead, 2 drowned, 5 went missing and 23 were caught.
Slide 9 - Tekstslide
It has not always been a military prison. Initially, it was a fort. President Millard Fillmore declared it as a military reservation in 1850. In 1907, it became an official United States military prison and remained till 1933. In 1933, it became a part of the Bureau of Prisons.
Slide 10 - Tekstslide
How big were the cells in the prison?
The cells in that prison were of the size 1,50 m by 2,75 m. They had a toilet, a sink and a sleeping cot. It was the only federal prison at the time which offered hot water shower.
How many prisoners?
The average number was 260.
The most incorrigible and disobedient inmates in the federal penal system were shifted to this prison.
Slide 11 - Tekstslide
Al Capone was one of the most famous prisoners. Al Capone was a member of the maffia (mobster) and he was a very bad and violent.
He spent 4.5 years there in the 1930s.
Slide 12 - Tekstslide
Escape from Alcatraz
On June 11, 1962, three men Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin who were imprisoned in Alcatraz prison successfully escaped their cells and the island too with the help of a makeshift inflatable raft and life vests. Their fate after entering the bay still remains unknown. Another prisoner Allen Wets had also been the part of their escape plan but he was left behind. At the time of investigation, he helped the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Slide 13 - Tekstslide
Escape from Alcatraz
A very famous film.
Have you seen it?
It's about Frank Morris. He is a very smart.
Slide 14 - Tekstslide
John Paul Scott
In 1962, John Paul Scott squeezed himself through a window and swam to shore. Later, he was found by the police at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Slide 16 - Video
What is concrete?
Slide 17 - Quizvraag
How many keys do you need to open a cell in Alcatraz?
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What kind of prisoners were in Alcatraz?
nice prisoners because there is no fence
very bad prisoners
Slide 19 - Quizvraag
The steel bars can't be cut?
Slide 20 - Quizvraag
Why is the prison nicknamed 'the slammer'?
Because of the sound the steel doors make when they close.