Alcatraz escapees

On June 12, 1962, a headcount at Alcatraz—the most secure, remote prison in America—revealed that three inmates were missing. In their beds were dummies fashioned out of plaster and human hair, which fooled the guards the night before—all part of an ingenious and elaborate ruse that included life vests and rafts made from raincoat rubber. Despite one of the most exhaustive investigations in the FBI’s history and endless public speculation, no one knows the fate of Frank Morris and brothers John and Clarence Anglin to this day, although authorities believe they likely died in the treacherous waters of the San Francisco Bay.

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