The most famous escape scheme was hatched in December of 1961 and culminated on June 11, 1962, when brothers John and Clarence Anglin followed fellow inmate Frank Morris through vents and vanished into the night, using life preservers and a six-by-fourteen foot raft fashioned from more than 50 raincoats.

Although inmate Allen West made the raft, life preservers and the wooden paddles for the escape, by the time he got the grill off of his cell vent and climbed to the roof, the others had already disappeared, leaving West behind to tell the story of these bank robbers-turned-escape artists.

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In operation  from 1934 through 1963, the federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay was once considered the world’s most secure, holding notorious criminals like Al Capone, Robert “Birdman of Alcatraz” Stroud, George “Machine Gun” Kelly and James “Whitey” Bulger.

Over the years, 36 prisoners made more than a dozen escape attempts from The Rock. (Two men tried twice.) Twenty-three men were caught, a half-dozen were shot and killed, two were confirmed drowned and five are listed as missing and presumed drowned. The most famous escape scheme was hatched in December of 1961 and culminated on June 11, 1962, when brothers John and Clarence Anglin followed fellow inmate Frank Morris through vents and vanished into the night, using life preservers and a six-by-fourteen foot raft fashioned from more than 50 raincoats.

Although inmate Allen West made the raft, life preservers and the wooden paddles for the escape, by the…

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