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Alcatraz Part 2

Al's Alcatraz Mugshot. ( By Special permission of author Mr. Michael Esslinger).


My mugshot at Alcatraz



Sterile supply shelves.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)












Downstairs back to the cell blocks and onto the library down this corridor.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)











The library.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)










Looking at the library.
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Door to library.
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From inside the library. Al loved to work here.
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Remaining book shelf.
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Gated area in the library.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)










Back out of the library and out to the prison yard.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)











Cell block exit to the prison yard.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)












Exit from outside cell block.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)










Stairs leading down to prison yard.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)












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Prison yard.
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Looking up to the prison cellblocks from the yard. Inmates used to sit on the stairs.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)










Water tower.
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Inmates would play baseball.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)











Alcatraz baseball field.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)










Yard exit leading down to work buildings.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)










View going down to work building would make any inmate nuts. San Francisco in the background.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)









Walkway to work buildings.
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Later work building.
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Photo of work building in use as above photos.






Bathrooms in work area.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)








Broken glass windows during Indian 1970's island occupation.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)










Old equipment used in work building.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)









More bathrooms. Not much for privacy.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)











Clothes washing machines.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)











Washing machine or possible centrifugal wringer.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)











industrial clothes dryer. Inmates would wash and dry clothes for the U.S. Army.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)










More equipment.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)











 Work building offices.
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Smoke stack.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)









Industries building at the far end of the island situated on a cliff.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)









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Due to the deteriorated stairs the public cannot go in. We did by special arrangement and via a ladder.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)








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One of the remaining buildings on Alcatraz where inmates once worked.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)








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Old industries building
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)









What a view! Must have been depressing for alot working here.
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Made up caves. This I was told was made for a movie.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)












Water and steam pipes.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)












Electrical power house.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)












Powerhouse that made equipment work.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)











Generators and compressors.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)










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San Francisco in the distance.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)











Solitary confinement.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)






Solitary confinement looking out. Once the door closes, it is complete darkness.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)







Back out the control area.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)








Leaving the main entrance.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)










Leaving the island.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)









My last view of Alcatraz. The island prison at dusk.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)





Jan 4, 1939. Cashier's check which clears the way for Al Capone to be transferred out of Alcatraz and into Terminal Island before his eventual release.
There will still be the balance from the original $50,000 to be paid. Al Capone finishes his 10 felony term at Alcatraz on January 19 before being transferred to Terminal Island.

Al Capone still owed the Government a one year misdemeanor sentence that was supposed to be served out in Cook County jail. The U.S. attorney general opted that this one year sentence could be served out at any federal institution. They ultimately decided since he was too ill that he could serve out the 1 year sentence in San Pedro's Terminal Island.    




After Alcatraz, Al Capone was kept  for a short time at the Terminal Island prison situated near the  Los Angeles Harbor to serve out his one year misdemeanor sentence.
(Photo Mario Gomes collection)



Al Capone's mugshot at Terminal Island 1939. This photo once cropped was for many years confused as Al being a teenager because of the pimples on his face, but in actuality was an older Al and the pimples were caused by his advanced sickness in prison.


(FBI files on Al Capone)


Al Capone was finally released from prison on November 16, 1939. He was transferred from the Federal institution to the prison at Lewisburg, PA. He had arrived there on a train from St. Louis. to Harrisburg PA where he was put in automobile and driven to the Northeast Lewisburg Penitentiary. Once there his release was finalized and left. He went in the front gate but left through a back gate and was driven again to the Baltimore Hospital for medical treatment.




A smiling Al Capone in car with Federal agent in Harrisburg, PA , enroute to Lewisburg to finalize his release.




The Evening News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
November 17,1939.



SEE BALTIMORE HOSPITAL










First Posted April 2008