Alcatraz Reaches Major Milestone


(03/06/2013)
A major anniversary is approaching for the former infamous Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary.

Renovation Under Way at Alcatraz Island


(02/22/2012)
Alcatraz Island has not held inmates since 1963, but construction next to the famous prison is under way. A 72-year-old water tower, the most visible feature on Alcatraz Island from San Francisco, is wrapped in white tarp and scaffolding as it undergoes more than $1 million in repairs.

PODCAST: The Gardens of Alcatraz


(08/13/2010)
Check out the debut Correctional News podcast! Alcatraz Island, a historic prison and tourist destination, has a secret past that dates back more than a hundred years.

Alcatraz Goes Solar With 1,360 Panels


(04/12/2010)
The former federal penitentiary on Alcatraz Island will once again play a role in removing harmful elements from the community after plans emerged for a solar energy system that will reduce carbon emissions from “the Rock.”

Working on The Rock

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh and Matthew Crawford
(12/07/2009)
In bygone days, when Alcatraz served as the country’s most dreaded prison, shouts of, “Rack ‘em” signaled the commencement of evening lock down.