While many tried, only three Alcatraz prisoners escaped and were never caught, fueling speculation that they successfully made it off the Rock. The men involved in the June 1962 escape are, from left, in their younger and older years, Frank Lee Morris (1926-1962), Clarence Anglin (1931-1962) John Anglin (1930-1962). They dug through cell walls, climbed a ventilation shaft and set sail on San Francisco Bay in a homemade raft. They were never seen again.
The hunt is still on: 50 years after three inmates 'escaped' from Alcatraz through spoon-dug tunnels a U.S. marshal searches for an 80-year-old fugitive
The hunt is still on: 50 years after three inmates 'escaped' from Alcatraz through spoon-dug tunnels a U.S. marshal searches for an 80-year-old fugitive. Who are they now? The prisoners made papier-mache dummy heads to fool prison guards
Those who ran Alcatraz liked to say nobody ever escaped alive. But that hasn't stopped US marshals from continuing the search for three men who made it off the island 50 years ago. 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. There are plenty of people who think they did make it ashore and have been in hiding ever since.
Alcatraz escapees' family convinced brothers alive
A wanted poster for renowned Alcatraz escappe Clarence Anglin. Anglin, along with his brother John Anglin and Frank Morris escaped from Alcatraz on June 11, 1962. They remain unaccounted for. Photo: -, U.S. Department Of Justice