Alcatraz Escape

by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman ; with illustrations by Sarah Watts Year Published: 2018 FIC BER

On the morning of June 12, 1962, guards at Alcatraz Prison discovered that inmates Frank Lee Morris, John William Anglin, and Clarence Anglin were missing from their cells. The inmates had fashioned dummy faces in their bunks and escaped the island prison using a makeshift raft constructed of rubber raincoats. Although the FBI conducted an exhaustive investigation, no evidence was located that the three escaped convicts ever reached the shore. Morris, and both Anglins were presumed to be dead.