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Site of the infamous federal prison; now maintained by the National Park Service
Alcatraz Island is in San Francisco County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "pelican"
The latitude of Alcatraz Island is 37.826N. The longitude is -122.422W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone.
Home to Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly and Robert Franklin Stroud, better known as the "Birdman of Alcatraz"
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San Francisco County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alcatraz Island political report.
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