6) Alcatraz – San Francisco, California
Potentially the most famous prison in United States history, Alcatraz housed murders and cartel owners publically well known for their bloodthirstiness before it was closed by the United States Federal government in 1963. Due to its location on an island in the middle of the water far from any shore, Alcatraz was used for prisoners that the government could by no means let escape. Famous prisoners included Al Capone, George “Machine Gun” Kelly and Floyd Hamilton, who worked for Bonnie and Clyde. Certain cells were known for their to torturous methods. “The Hole” Cell in particular was noted for its detrimental effects to inmates due to its methods of isolating inmates for sometimes days on end with no natural light. Several prisoners died at Alcatraz attempting to escape, through death penalty etc. Some believe these prisoners have come back in the form of ghosts, as National Park Employees and Tour Guides have reported haunted occurrences since Alcatraz’s closure.
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