Imagine. You’re going to stay at a private island in sunny California. It has amazing wildlife and a fascinating history. What’s more, it’s not going to cost you a penny – your stay will be absolutely free of charge and even all your meals will be provided.
Your laundry will be done for you, you’ll even be supplied with new clothes, bathrobe, slippers and toiletries. For entertainment you’ll find a library, magazines, movies, radio and TV.
There’s just one snag. You’re headed to prison.
Of course, that couldn’t happen these days because Alcatraz Penitentiary closed in 1963. But it’s now a museum that’s a fascinating place to visit. Spooky too. They say that it’s one of the most haunted places in the USA.
There were no executions performed at Alcatraz – it did not have suitable facilities – but the island certainly saw death. Inmates were shot trying to escape, some escapes led to drowning, there were inmate suicides and deaths from natural causes. There were several murders.
WHERE IS ALCATRAZ?
DETAIL OF THE ISLAND
JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.