San Francisco's Alcatraz Island

Guard Tower at Dock

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The Prison Guards Walked and Shot From This Tower...

Guard Tower at Dock
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During the Federal Prison phase of the island, six guard towers were used to guard the island. The clear view from the towers by armed guards made prisoner escapes extremely difficult. Today, only one tower, at the dock stands.

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