harsh whispers echo
ghosts float by just out of sight
evil lives here still
Alcatraz Prison, also known as "The Rock," housed the the worst of the bad guys, including Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly, and the Birdman of Alcatraz, Robert Stroud. During its 29 years of operation, the penitentiary claimed no prisoner had successfully escaped. A total of 36 prisoners made 14 escape attempts, two men trying twice; 23 were caught, six were shot and killed during their escape, and three were never found, believed drowned in the currents of San Francisco Bay.
The prison closed in March 1963.
Written for Haiku Heights April Heights Challenge - Day 22: Still.