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Overview

In Reality:

Alcatraz Island was once a military fort in 1868, then it quickly went to a military prison to federal prison in the 20th century. The prison was operational from 1934 to 1963. The island has housed well known criminals such as Al Capone, Mickey Cohen, Joseph Dunn Spritzer, and Robert Stroud/The Birdman of Alcatraz. Their has only been one successful prison break carried out by Frank Morris, John Anglin, ad Clarence Anglin on June 11th 1962. Whether the escape was successful or not, it remains an urban myth to this very day.

In Fiction:

DC Comics

The Teen Titans helped reform the island into a fully functional meta-human prison, fully equipped to hold criminals with all types of powers. Many Teen Titan rogues are locked up here. Part of their duties as Titans is to make regular inspections of the facilities to make sure everything is going along smoothly. They have also helped squash several jailbreaks.

Known inmates: Joker, Mammoth, Jinx, Deathstroke, Regulator, Geiger.

Marvel Comics

Alcatraz is served Marvel Comic in numerous ways:

X-Force briefly used Alactraz as a base. It was later used by HAMMER for Dark Avengers and Dark X-Men for detaining mutants. Soon after Dark Reign, Tony Stark bought the island, renamed it Stark Island to serve as a base of operations.

In Age of X, Alacatraz was Arcade's prison.

It was seen in film, X-Men: The Last Stand, where Alactraz Island was the base for Worthington Labs for producing the Mutant Cure. The climatic fight between the Brotherhood and X-Men took place.

Known inmates: The Parrot, Python.

Image Comics

Alcatraz is seen in America's Got Powers.

Wildstorm

Alcatraz has been seen as both a prison during the 1950s and as a tourist attraction between the 1990s and the 2000s. The historical prison was used in Red Menace.

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