Alcatraz prison closes

Alcatraz prison closes

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As Alcatraz faced high maintenance costs and a bad reputation, it was closed. The prison was designed to hold prisoners who caused trouble at other federal prisons. It had existed for 29 years, housing criminals such as Al Capone, Robert Franklin Stroud, George Kelly, Bumpy Johnson, or Mickey Cohen.

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