Sunday, January 30, 2011

Eight Windows

"You are entitled to food, clothing, shelter and medical attention. Anything else that you get is a privilege."

From Institution Rules & Regulations, United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz, California

I've lived in California for 30 years and had not visited the island of Alcatraz until last year. It's been closed for 47 years yet I could still feel it's power to break down any spirit that attempts to escape its cold isolation.

Photo Collage: "The South Windows, Dining Hall, Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary" (2010)

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