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Location: Alcatraz Island. California. US.
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Detail of one of cells at the B block in Alcatraz prison. The size of each cell is 2.75 x 1.5 metres (9 x 5 feet). The garage for your car is probably three times bigger!

Each cell had a small bed, a few shelves, a tiny wash hand basin and a toilet. Inmates were allowed a limited number of toiletries and books in each cell. Anything extra, such as recreation, always had to be earned at Alcatraz.

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