Anniversary of a Mystery at Alcatraz – NYTimes.com

Anniversary of a Mystery at Alcatraz – NYTimes.com.

Anniversary of a Mystery at Alcatraz - NYTimes.com

Fifty years ago, on the night of June 11, 1962, the three convicts were locked down as usual. Guards walking the tier outside their cells saw them at 9:30 and checked on them periodically all night, looking in at the sleeping faces, hearing nothing strange. But by morning, the inmates had vanished, Houdini-like.

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