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Whitey Bulger, seen here with his girlfriend, as they visited Alcatraz while being on the run from federal authorities.(CBS/WBZ)

Bulger’s New Prison Will Be No Match For Time On Alcatraz

James “Whitey” Bulger is headed back to prison following his conviction on a series of crimes, including 11 killings. The former Boston mob boss won’t get his wish to live out his final days in the prison with “the best view from any prison in the world.”

08/12/2013

Whitey Bulger, seen here with his girlfriend, as they visited Alcatraz while being on the run from federal authorities.(CBS/WBZ)

Jailhouse Letters Reveal Whitey Bulger Left Heart In SF After Alcatraz Stay

Whitey Bulger, the alleged crime boss who is now on trial in Boston for 19 grisly murders, was once an inmate at Alcatraz, and he took time recently to share his memories of life on “The Rock.”

07/29/2013

This 18 August 2005 file photo shows an aerial view of Alcatraz Island, in San Francisco Bay of California. Once a sinister home to notorious mobsters and murderers, Alcatraz is in line for an environmental makeover that could see the imposing former prison island become a tree-hugger's paradise. The US Parks Service is studying plans to make Alcatraz self-sufficient in an attempt to lessen the impact on the environment and provide an example to the rest of the US. By 2014, authorities expect to have installed a waste reprocessing plant as well as a de-salination plant to provide drinking water. AFP PHOTO/Helene Labriet-Gross/FILES (Photo credit should read HELENE LABRIET-GROSS/AFP/Getty Images)

Pair On Night Swim To Alcatraz Prompts Coast Guard Search

Two men who went on a night swim to Alcatraz Island prompted a three-hour search and rescue effort in the Bay on Thursday, a U.S. Coast Guard official said.

07/19/2013

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Parks Service Commemorates 50th Anniversary Of Alcatraz Prison Closing

To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Alcatraz federal prison, a San Francisco photojournalist spoke Thursday morning about his experience capturing scenes from the final day at “the Rock.”

03/21/2013

Alcatraz Island (Photo credit by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Park Service Restores Alcatraz Graffiti Painted During Native American Occupation

The National Park Service has restored graffiti on Alcatraz that was painted during the island’s occupation by Native Americans in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

01/14/2013

Alcatraz Island (Photo credit by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Swimmers Brave Cold 1.5-Mile Swim From Alcatraz To Aquatic Park

About 26 well-trained swimmers braved the cool waters of San Francisco Bay Saturday morning for a wintertime swim from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park.

01/05/2013

Alcatraz Island (Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

Sunrise Gathering Commemorates Native American Takeover Of Alcatraz

Several hundred people, including dozens of Native Americans, attended a special sunrise gathering on Alcatraz Island Thanksgiving Day morning to commemorate the occupation of the island 41 years ago.

11/22/2012

Eye On The Bay: Alcatraz Swim

Eye On The Bay: Alcatraz Swim

Alcatraz has long been an iconic landmark in the Bay Area. And on this edition of Eye on the Bay, it serves as a dramatic backdrop for an inspirational swim.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/31/2012

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Eye On The Bay: Rock Reunion

Join Brian Hackney as he takes you inside Alcatraz for a one of a kind look at its history. He talks with former guards, inmates and residents about life on “The Rock” as well as the famous 1962 escape.

07/19/2012

Alcatraz Island (Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

Alcatraz Marks 50 Years Since Escape Of 3 Prisoners

For 20th century crime buffs, few capers match the intrigue and ingenuity of the “Escape from Alcatraz,” the 1962 prison break three inmates pulled off.

06/11/2012

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