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Escape From Alcatraz

"When that cell door slammed shut, it's a sound that I had never heard before in prison. And it sounds like it's the end of the Earth when that cell door slams shut." For the country’s most hardened criminals the end of the Earth was Alcatraz Island. Known to be a fortress so secure, nobody could possibly escape…alive. That is until June 11, 1962, when three prisoners put The Rock’s security to the test.

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