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Alcatraz Island

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Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles offshore from San Francisco, California, United States. Often referred to as "The Rock", the small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison, and a federal prison from 1933 until 1963. Beginning in November 1969, the island was occupied for more than 19 months by a group of aboriginal people from San Francisco who were part of a wave of Native activism across the nation with public protests through the 1970s. In 1972, Alcatraz became a national recreation area and received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.

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Google previewCriminal Justice Today, An Introductory Text for the 21st Century (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Alcatraz Island: Alcatraz Island is an island located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore from San Francisco, California, United States.Often referredtoas TheRock,the small island earlyon servedasa lighthouse, amilitary ...

Google previewAlcatraz Island Historic Preservation and Safety Construction Program, San Francisco County (2001)

Environmental Impact Statement

Alcatraz Island is a historic property, which as a National Historic Landmark carries the nation's highest level of significance. The Reduced Project Alternative would result in adverse effects to the landmark district. This alternative describes ...

Google previewCriminal Justice (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Alcatraz Island is an island located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore from San Francisco, California, United States. Often referred to as The Rock, the small island early-on served as a lighthouse, a military fortification, ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Media, Crime, and Criminal Justice by Ray Surette, ISBN 9780495809142 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Alcatraz Island is an island located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore from San Francisco, California, United States. Often referred to as The Rock, the small island early-on served as a lighthouse, a military fortification, ...

Google previewCriminal Justice , A Brief Introduction (2016)

Sociology, Criminology by CTI Reviews

Alcatraz Island is an island located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore from San Francisco, California, United States. Often referred to as The Rock, the small island early-on served as a lighthouse, a military fortification, ...

Google previewProceedings: teaching today, touching tomorrow

- Alcatraz Island is a small ...

Google previewCorrections , An Introduction (2016)

Sociology, Criminology by CTI Reviews

Alcatraz Island: Alcatraz Island is an island ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History (2012)

by Donald T. Critchlow, Philip R. VanderMeer

Alcatraz Island. The months of occupation were marked by proclamations, news conferences, and calls for negotiations with federal officials. The federal government insisted that the Indian people leave and placed an ineffective coast guard ...

Google previewThe Lighthouse Encyclopedia, 2nd: The Definitive Reference

: Alcatraz Island Light ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Native American Movements (2016)

by Todd Leahy, Nathan Wilson

It promised to administer Alcatraz Island, promote the general welfare of the inhabitants of the island, negotiate with the U.S. ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islands (2009)

by Rosemary G. Gillespie, D. A. Clague

NORTH AMERICA Alcatraz Island Alcatraz Island is located in the middle of San Francisco Bay, California (Fig. 2). It served as a lighthouse (first erected in 1854), a military fortification, and a military prison. The island was transformed into a ...

Google previewChildren's Illustrated Encyclopedia (2010)

by DK

Grand Canyon park ranger Alcatraz Island, San Francisco .1 URBAN PARKS Not all national parks are located in remote areas. The largest and most popular urban park is the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, in San Francisco, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History (2012)

John Radzilowski ALCATRAZ ISLAND, OCCUPATION OF (1969) On 20 November 1969, more than eighty American Indians from the organization Indians of All Tribes (IAT) claimed Alcatraz, an island in San Francisco Bay, as Indian land by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Indian Literature (2015)

by Jennifer McClinton-Temple, Alan Velie

Theplay, named for the foghorns around Alcatraz Island, moves jarringly through history byusinga seriesof recognizable and overblown charactersin disconnected scenes.The charactersinclude a nunwhois holding theYellow Pagesin place of ...

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