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Places and Events: Early American Crime in San Francisco (and I Don’t Mean Alcatraz)

Anyone with an interest in crime history must visit Alcatraz while in San Francisco (My daughter said after our tour, “Of all the prisons I have visited, this one definitely ranks in the top three!”). But if you decide to take the boat from Pier 33 at Fisherman’s Wharf out to the island, you should […]

Prisons and Punishments: Dining at Alcatraz

With so much information on the Web about Alcatraz, I feel little need to write about my recent visit to this historical prison. But given my latest articles on prison food, I can not pass up posting some of the pictures I took of the kitchen. Prisoner meals were governed by “Alcatraz Regulation #33: DINING […]