The official records show that no one ever successfully escaped from "The Rock" -- the federal penitentiary on Alcatraz Island that housed some of America's most hardened criminals from 1934 to 1963. Most of the 36 inmates who tried to escape were either killed or captured, or drowned in the frigid water of San Francisco Bay. Officially, however, three of those 36 would-be escapees are listed as “presumed dead,” and the reality is that no one is really sure that Frank Morris, John Anglin, and Clarence Anglin didn’t make it to Mexico or Brazil instead.
The three robbery convicts spent months digging out through air vents in 1962, and escaped into the bay in a makeshift raft cobbled together from more than 50 pilfered raincoats. None of their bodies were found, and the FBI still maintains active arrest warrants on all three men.
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