Marie Anglin Widner returned to the island where her brothers John and Clarence Anglin escaped on July 11, 1962. The FBI, U.S. Coast Guard and local police scoured the water. They eventually found a paddle, a couple of life vests, a sealed plastic bag with letters and addresses. But there was no sign of the men.
Prison mug shot of convict Frank Lee Morris, who escaped with the Anglin brothers from the federal prison on Alcatraz Island in 1962
Dave Widner holds up an article about his uncles, inmates John Anglin and Clarence Anglin who escape from Alcatraz in 1962 Like Morris, the Anglins were nonviolent bank robbers. They were sent to Alcatraz not because they were violent or dangerous but because they had escaped from so many other prisons.
Mug shots of convict John Anglin (left) and Clarence Angline (right) showing their younger and projected older years are seen in these combination handout photos from the U.S. Department of Justice
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.
Cool inside info on Alcatraz Prison
Digitalized age progression photos were made of Frank Morris, Clarence Anglin and John Anglin, who escaped from Alcatraz in 1962, to give an indication of what the men would look like today.
Mearl Anglin Taylor, right, and her sister Marie Anglin Widner discuss their brothers' escape from Alcatraz Island's federal prison in the San Francisco Bay
Mugshot of Robert Stroud, aka the Birdman of Alcatraz, October 1951.