Alcatraz Reaches Major Milestone

A major anniversary is approaching for the former infamous Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary.

Renovation Under Way at Alcatraz Island

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

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

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
In bygone days, when Alcatraz served as the country’s most dreaded prison, shouts of, “Rack ‘em” signaled the commencement of evening lock down.