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Family: Men Who Escaped Alcatraz May Still Be Alive


By    |   Sunday, 11 Oct 2015 06:50 PM

The family of two of the three men who escaped from Alcatraz prison in June 1962 say they have evidence they survived the escape and may actually still be alive today, the New York Post reports.

The men's story will be told on a History Channel special, "Alcatraz: Search for the Truth," which airs Monday.

Brothers John and Clarence Anglin, along with Frank Morris, escaped the prison by crawling onto the roof through a hole they had chiseled. They made papier-mâché heads with hair they got from the prison barber shop to make it appear their beds were occupied.

Once free, the boarded a raft made from raincoats and headed off the prison island and into San Francisco Bay.

The prison claims the men drowned, maintaining its record of no successful escapes. But their bodies were never found.

The Anglin family says it has photographic proof the brothers were alive into the 1970s, and may still be alive today in Brazil. They would be in their 80s.

They also have Christmas cards delivered to the men's mother for the first three years after their escape.

The Anglin family for years refused to cooperate with authorities, but their nephews David and Ken Widner say they would like to see resolution before the men's mother and sister die. Also, they don't like the cockiness of the Alcatraz officials who brag no one has ever escaped.

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