The Battle of Alcatraz
In the 1940s, Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in the San Francisco Bay was a state-of-the-art facility. Deemed to be completely escape-proof, convicts from all over the United States who were regarded as dangerous and incapable of rehabilitation were often transferred to the gloomy island prison.
Despite its reputation, on May 2, 1946, several armed inmates embarked on a plan to break free from Alcatraz. Their mission would have deadly consequences.
Research & writing – Milly Raso
Narration – Anonymous Host
‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro – www.dl-sounds.com
Audio production – Mike Migas
Scoring – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn
Logo and website design – Paulina Szymanska
Alcatraz: A History of the Penitentiary Years – Michael Esslinger
Alcatraz: The Gangster Years – David Ward
1946 Alcatraz Escape Attempt Led by Library Orderly from Kentucky – University of Kentucky
Battle of Alcatraz: One inmate’s story of how the jail guards tried to kill prisoners – Mirror