Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary received its first group of prisoners on this day in history, August 11, 1934. Inmates included Whitey Bulger, Al Capone and "Birdman of Alcatraz" Robert Stroud.
Alcatraz was "the final stop for the nation's most incorrigible prisoners." Thirty-six men tried to escape from Alcatraz. Kerry J. Byrne is a lifestyle reporter with Fox News Digital.
"Alcatraz was America's premier maximum-security prison, the final stop for the nation's most incorrigible prisoners," reports AlcatrazHistory.com.
"The Rock" is best remembered as a Hall of Fame of hoodlums.