Sunday, January 30, 2011
"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)