CRIME: Hardest Jail

Its rocky sides rising sheer as a battleship's, swept by tidal currents too strong for any man to swim, a little island called Alcatraz dots the broad expanse of San Francisco Bay. Alcatraz means pelican. The island was used by the Spaniards as a harbor fortification. In its sandstone bowels are deep dungeons and underground passages. For years the War Department has used it as a military prison. Last week the island was transferred to the Department of Justice. Attorney General Cummings announced that its 600-cell jail would become the home of...

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