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‘Escape from Alcatraz,’ 50 years later

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Of all the prisoners who tried to escape Alcatraz before the federal prison closed in 1963, only three remain unaccounted for. Monday marked the 50th anniversary of the June 11, 1962 breakout by brothers John and Clarence Anglin (that’s the latter’s FBI photo) and fellow inmate Frank Morris, who carved out an opening to a roof and got away on a makeshift raft of life preservers and rain coats. The caper spawned a book and a Clint Eastwood movie, but no clues as to whether they lived.

Add: No bodies ever washed up and no one’s ever reported seeing them, although some of their relatives tell AP they believe the men survived. If they're alive, they're in their 80s.
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