Staff member Maya shares her recent trip to Alcatraz Prison, San Francisco through photographs
The view of the city from the Alcatraz Ferry.
View of the western span of the Bay Bridge from Alcatraz island.
Two giant prison structures, the water tower and the lighthouse from the Alcatraz ferry on approach. What prisoners would have seen as they arrived.
The original “Welcome” sign with graffiti remaining from the Native American Occupation in the 1960′s.
The water tower with graffiti remaining from the Native American occupation.
Prison building roof.
The water tower from the walkway below.
View of San Francisco, western span of the Bay Bridge in the distance and the prison recreation yard in the foreground.
The New Industries building on the west end of the island. Non-ironic sign reads “Dead End”.
View of the East Bay through the window of an old prison building on the island.
2.5 hours from Sacramento
Under an hour from San Francisco
6 hours from Los Angeles