Colorized mugshots have shed new light on two of Alcatraz's most notorious prisoners. Clarence Anglin (pictured), his brother John and friend Frank Morris, managed to escape the prison.

Alcatraz escapees are seen in colorized mugshots

Colorized mugshots have shed new light on two of Alcatraz's most notorious prisoners. Clarence Anglin (pictured), his brother John and friend Frank Morris, managed to escape the prison.

On June 11th 1962 three prisoners, Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin achieved the impossible; they successfully broke out of Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in what is now known as the most famous Alcatraz escape in history.

1962 Alcatraz Escape: Did They Survive After All

On June 11th 1962 three prisoners, Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin achieved the impossible; they successfully broke out of Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in what is now known as the most famous Alcatraz escape in history.

Frank Lee Morris was an American criminal who escaped from Alcatraz prison in June 1962 and was never seen again

Frank Lee Morris was an American criminal who escaped from Alcatraz prison in June 1962 and was never seen again

Frank Morris

Inmates who escaped from Alcatraz in 1962 DID survive, claim relatives

Frank Morris along with Clarence and John Anglin escaped from San Francisco's Alcatraz prison in June 1962. They used fake paper mache heads that they had made to make guards think that they were asleep in bed when, in actual fact, they had already escaped from their cells and were heading down to the shore. Their whereabouts is un-accounted for and, to this day, many people believe that they are the only three inmates to have ever escaped from 'The Rock'.

Frank Morris along with Clarence and John Anglin escaped from San Francisco's Alcatraz prison in June 1962. They used fake paper mache heads that they had made to make guards think that they were asleep in bed when, in actual fact, they had already escaped from their cells and were heading down to the shore. Their whereabouts is un-accounted for and, to this day, many people believe that they are the only three inmates to have ever escaped from 'The Rock'.

Alcatraz officials and the FBI insisted that the men drowned, with the investigation closed in 1979. They say no one has ever successfully fled from the jail. Pictured, an official in Morris' cell in 1962)

Inmates who escaped from Alcatraz in 1962 DID survive, claim relatives

Alcatraz officials and the FBI insisted that the men drowned, with the investigation closed in 1979. They say no one has ever successfully fled from the jail. Pictured, an official in Morris' cell in 1962)

According to the official version, Frank Morris, and the brothers John and Clarence Anglin were presumed drowned in the cold and choppy waters of San Francisco Bay

According to the official version, Frank Morris, and the brothers John and Clarence Anglin were presumed drowned in the cold and choppy waters of San Francisco Bay

This 1962 photo from the U.S. Penitentiary Alcatraz shows Frank Morris's cell and Senior Officer Howard Waldron looking at the point of escape

This 1962 photo from the U.S. Penitentiary Alcatraz shows Frank Morris's cell and Senior Officer Howard Waldron looking at the point of escape

Escape from Alcatraz ~ New computer models that consider the San Francisco Bay's tides, winds and other factors reveal John and Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris stood a small chance of paddling to freedom from Alcatraz. Here, prison mug shots of the trio are compared to images of how they might look today

Models reveal how Escape from Alcatraz inmates could have survived

Escape from Alcatraz ~ New computer models that consider the San Francisco Bay's tides, winds and other factors reveal John and Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris stood a small chance of paddling to freedom from Alcatraz. Here, prison mug shots of the trio are compared to images of how they might look today

Did Frank Morris Survive After He Escaped From Alcatraz?

Did Frank Morris Survive After He Escaped From Alcatraz?

On this day – June 11, 1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.

On this day – June 11, 1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.

This 1962 photo from the U.S. Penitentiary Alcatraz shows Frank Morris's cell and shows the entire back of the cell with the accordian case that was blocking the avenue of escape.

This 1962 photo from the U.S. Penitentiary Alcatraz shows Frank Morris's cell and shows the entire back of the cell with the accordian case that was blocking the avenue of escape.

Dummy head used to fool guards at Alcatraz during a prison escape by inmates Frank Morris, and John and Clarence Anglin.

Dummy head used to fool guards at Alcatraz during a prison escape by inmates Frank Morris, and John and Clarence Anglin.

A wanted poster for renowned Alcatraz escapee Clarence Anglin.  Anglin, along with his brother John Anglin and Frank Morris escaped from Alcatraz

Alcatraz escapees' family convinced brothers alive

A wanted poster for renowned Alcatraz escapee Clarence Anglin. Anglin, along with his brother John Anglin and Frank Morris escaped from Alcatraz

Did they survive afterall?  Frank Morris and the Anglin brothers dug through the walls in their cells into this hallway. They then perpetrated the only successful escape from Alcatraz. Picture: Kyle Adams

Did they survive afterall? Frank Morris and the Anglin brothers dug through the walls in their cells into this hallway. They then perpetrated the only successful escape from Alcatraz. Picture: Kyle Adams

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