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Robert Luke – Return to Alcatraz, ‘the ROCK’!

AFTER 51 YEARS, former Alcatraz Prisoner #1118AZ – Robert Luke, has returned to ‘the ROCK’! Former Armed Bank-Robber and Alcatraz Convict Robert ‘Cold Blue‘ Luke, who did over 5 years as #1118Az – from 1954 to 1959 – recently re-surfaced after keeping a very … Continue reading

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‘ROCK Secret’ – ‘Cool Blue’ Luke likes it here better now!

Unlike 50+ years ago, Robert Luke, formerly prisoner #1118AZ – is having a great time on ‘the Rock’! Now a trained National Park Service Volunteer, Luke spent a day recently on the island with former Correctional Officer George Devincenzi  for … Continue reading

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Robert Stroud, a.k.a. ‘The Birdman of Alcatraz’

Stroud, made famous by film legend Burt Lancaster in the 1962 movie ‘The Birdman of Alcatraz’ – was a genius who wrote several noted studies of bird species and diseases, ironically from inside his own cage. Stroud was also a … Continue reading

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